Fayemi, Dimeji Bankole, three others step down for Tinubu

Kayode Fayemi

The list of presidential aspirants in the All Progressives Congress stepping down to support Bola Tinubu has grown to include Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole.

Others who have relinquished their presidential bid to back Tinubu are Jigawa State Governor Muhammad Badaru and Senator Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo North).

Uju Ohanenye, the only female APC presidential aspirant, also said she would step down from the race, and support Tinubu.

They all announced their decisions on Tuesday at the APC special convention to elect the presidential candidate of the ruling party.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made his presentation around midnight. He is still in the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.