APC convention: Buhari polled 14.8m votes to emerge party candidate

The All Progressives Congress has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari polled a total of 14, 842,072 across the 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory during the party’s direct Presidential Primary to emerge as it’s 2019 candidate.

Governor-Elect of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who served as returning officer announced this early Sunday morning during the National Convention of the party held at Eagle Square, Abuja.

After announcing the figure, he asked delegates to affirm President Buhari as the party’s candidate for the 2019 Presidential elections via voice vote.

He said, “Do you affirm Muhammadu Buhari as our candidate for 2019 presidential election? The delegates shouted “Yes”.

Earlier, National Chairman of the APC Adams Oshiomhole, has said with President Buhari as the party’s candidate, the APC was now ready for the 2019 election.

He said this in his welcome address at the convention of the APC, in Abuja, on Saturday.

Oshiomhole said the President has given a good account of himself as a leader who leads by example.

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