Atiku Abubakar wins PDP Presidential ticket

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that over 4,000 delegates had participated in the party's national convention which held from Saturday to Sunday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Abubakar's closest rival was the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, who scored 693 votes.

"You have turned around our economy from a mono economy and one thing that we all can not forget is that within a short time, Nigeria was out of recession".

The successful PDP candidate will represent the party at the 2019 presidential elections and will be slugging it out with President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The PDP Convention will end months of speculation about who's to be the flag-bearer for the party.

"We are all here", he said.

"All the doubting Thomases that thought we would all walk out after the results have been announced, we are not going anywhere but walking with Atiku to victory".

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe has defeated by a landslide other presidential contenders in the People's Democratic Party, in an online poll.

Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday congratulated Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on his emergence as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.

"I am prepared to take your advice, work with you as we together succeed in 2019".

However, 68 votes were void. His spokesperson had earlier confirmed that the Twitter handle belongs to his principal.

Bakare said Abubakar, just like Buhari, had the experience, the exposure and the acceptance expected of the country's president. "I need your support, I need your understanding", he told his fellow aspirants.

"I can not compel all the 14 governors to vote a particular aspirant".

He described the process that produced him candidate as free, fair and innovative.

He said the emergence of many political parties was good for democracy and freedom.

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