Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso, Nine Others Vie For PDP Presidential Ticket

Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso, Nine Others Vie For PDP Presidential Ticket

Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso, Nine Others Vie For PDP Presidential Ticket

After emerging victorious at the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has thanked the party for choosing him to be its flag-bearer for the 2019 presidential election. "I am convinced that you have all it takes to take Nigeria to greater heights and transform her into a hub for prosperity and happiness", he said.

Recall that immediately after the vote sorting was concluded, preliminary assessment of the sorting pattern by DAILY NIGERIAN showed Mr Abubakar's agent, Dubem Onyia, received the highest votes cast by the delegates.

Officials said at least 4,000 delegates from the 36 states and the capital Abuja were expected to vote at the PDP primaries in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, in the heartland of the Niger delta, in an event due to extend to Sunday.

Meanwhile, former President Goodluck Jonathan while speaking on the occasion expressed hope in PDP with the return of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon.

Atiku got 1,532 votes during the PDP convention and was declared the victor.

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In a congratulation message, the Speaker charged the Presidential hopeful to ensure that unite other aspirants towards the success of the party.

"We are with you and confident that with us as a team May 29 2019 will be a day that our party will take over".

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

Abubakar hopes to replicate Buhari's 2015 feat of winning a presidential election at the fourth attempt after he left the ruling APC party in November and re-joined the PDP a month later.

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