As the primary poll to elect the party's candidates continued from midnight Tuesday to daybreak Wednesday, May 8, 2022, one contestant stood aside for Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Hon. Dimeji Bankole, Governor Badaru of Jigawa State, Ajayi Boroffice, and the only woman aspirant, Barr. Uju Ken Ohanenye, are among those who have stepped down for Asiwaju Tinubu.
Nicholas Felix, a pastor in the United States, is the aspirant who stepped aside for Prof. Osinbajo.
14 party candidates are still battling for the ticket in the election, which began in the early hours of Wednesday and is still underway.
The aspirants include; Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Ahmed Rufai, Sen. 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, Gov. Yahaya Bello and Mr Ogbonnaya Onu.