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Kola Abiola clinches PRP 2023 presidential ticket

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Kola Abiola has won the 2023 presidential primary of the Peoples’ Redemption Party (PRP). After his triumph over his running mate Usman Bugaje, Patience Key and Colonel Gboluga Mosugu (rtd) to emerge the party’s presidential official candidate for the 2023 general elections.

Kola Abiola, is the first child of late M.K.O Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993, annulled presidential election.

According to reports, Mr Abiola got 2,097 votes from across the 36 States including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)Abuja. While Mr Bugaje came second with his 813 votes also Ms Key and Mr Mosugu got 329 and 263 votes to emerge third and fourth, respectively.

A total number of 3,625 delegates were accredited with 3,519 valid votes and 141 consider as invalid votes.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials witness the collation of each votes.

Speaking before the collation of the results, is the PRP National Chairman, Falalu Bello, who said the delegates from the 36 states and the FCT voted for the aspirants from their respective states.

This, he said, was with the permission from INEC to save cost.

“We want to make the whole process nearer to the delegates. The delegates are in the states. So that is why we decided that the primary election will take place in the 36 states and the FCT.

“Definitely, having it in the states, rather than bringing them here, is more convenient for them.

“We set up 37 committees headed by the nominees from the national executive committee in the states along with the state organizing secretaries to conduct this exercise in the states,” Mr Bello said.

Bello speaks further by saying the aspirants had promised to support whoever emerged as the party’s candidate.

He added that the party decided not to zone its presidential ticket to any of the six geo-political zones across the country but to look for a candidate who was capable, competent and enjoyed wide acceptability across the country.

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