Elections: PDP Announces Atiku Abubakar As Presidential Candidate

Posted October 08, 2018

Some 3,619 delegates to the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) now going on in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, are feeding fat as presidential aspirants have continued to jostle for the party's apex ticket.

The Fulani businessman and politician beat 11 other contestants to pave the way to face his kinsman Buhari, who also got the nod of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier on Sunday.

Atiku scored 1532 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Aminu Tambuwal, who polled 693 votes.

The national convention of the party, which began on Saturday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and continued well into Sunday, saw Atiku eventually emerge victor, polling a total of 1,532 votes.

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The meeting with Buhari was attended by Eight Governors and lasted for over an hour. I commend the party leadership and the Convention Planning Committee for giving us one of the best primary elections in Nigeria's history.

Governor Wike took his leave immediately after congratulating victor of the PDP Presidential aspirant, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

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

He is presently serving his second term as governor of the North Eastern state.

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While thanking other members of the party for their commitment to democratic principles, he warned that PDP should not be intoxicated by power come next year.

Voters in the former British colony will elect governors and lawmakers as well as the president in elections set for February and March next year.

Abubakar, 71 and a former vice president, will stand as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.

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