JIGAWA State Governor Abubakar Badaru and the Senator representing Ondo North, Ajayi Borrofice, have stepped down for Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary in Abuja.
The decisions raised the number of aspirants who have withdrawn from the race to support the party’s national leader to five as of press time, when only about a half of 23 aspirants contesting for the office had given their address.
Senators Godwill Akpabio and Ibikunle Amosun had earlier stepped down their ambitions for the former Lagos State Governor.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi also withdrew from the race for Tinubu.
Tinubu will be seeking to get the highest votes from 2,322 delegates electing the party’s flagbearer.
Meanwhile, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, former minister of science and technology Ogbonnaya Onu and Pastor Tunde Bakare have insisted they were in the race to pick the party’s ticket.