Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Nigeria ex-VP Abubakar wins primary to challenge for presidency

Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar
Gerardo Duncan | 08 October, 2018, 10:35

"On behalf of other presidential aspirants, I thank Chairman of NWC, Governor Okowa for putting in place a transparent election and showing that PDP can make it right".

Their names are now expected to be submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) rather than those of the people who emerged winners in the party primaries.

At the party's national convention which held at the Adokie Amiesiekema Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Atiku polled 1,532 votes to defeat his closest rival Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who scored 693 votes.

"I congratulate His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, and by the grace of God and the votes of Nigerians, the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria".

CUPP is the umbrella body of about 40 opposition political parties. "We will all work for the Atiku-PDP ticket to succeed and contribute ideas into solving the problems confronting Nigeria today". He can build bridges of understanding and unity and form a great team to address the challenges that are facing our country. You have said it is not something you are going to do alone.

Also in the race for the PDP presidential ticket are former Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa; founder of Baze University, Abuja, Datti Baba-Ahmed; former Kaduna State Governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and former Plateau State Governor, Senator Jonah Jang.

In a series of tweets posted on Sunday morning, Mrs. Buhari slammed the fact that lopsided party structures continued to muscle aspirants unfairly out of primaries.

Former governor Obi described the victory of Atiku as a consummation of the wishes and desires of most Nigerians, both high and low.

"The event in Port Harcourt between yesterday and today was a victory for Nigeria and for democracy".

So once again sir, on behalf of the other aspirants, we are with you and are confident tha with us as a team, May 29, 2019 the flags of red, white and green will be in the [Presidential] Villa as our party comes to take over.

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