…as Tinubu records early lead
The sorting of votes by national delegates at the 2022 All Progressive Congress (APC) national convention has commenced at the presidential primary election taking plane at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
The ballot casting exercise to determine the fate of aspirants, which was carried out by 2,340 delegates, started at about 2.40 am and ended at about 7.45 am today.
The six-hour voting process ended with a few delegates still hanging around in a near-empty field of Eagle Square.
However, feelers from the convention ground in Abuja indicated that the battle for the sole presidential ticket is still down to former Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President, Ahmad Lawan and the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The winner is expected to be declared in a few hours.
Fourteen aspirants are still in the race.
They are: Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Ahmed Rufai, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Mr Jack Rich, Gov. Ben Ayade, Gov. David Umuahi, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Sen. Ahmed Yarima, Dr Ahmed Lawal, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Mr. Ogbonaya Onu and Gov. Yahaya Bello.