Voting has began in All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primaries in Abuja for the 2023 flag bearer of the party.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 14 aspirants were still in the race.
They included Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, 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.
Eight aspirants had earlier stepped down for Tinubu before the voting process began.
They are Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohnenye, former Gov. Godswill Akpabio, former Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, former Speaker Dimeji Bankole, Sen. Ajayi Boroffice, Gov. Muhammad Badaru, Sen. Ken Nnamani and Gov. Kayode Fayemi.
While Dr Felix Nicholas stepped down for Prof. Osinbajo.