Atiku Wins With 1532 Votes - PDP Presidential Primaries Results

Lamar Ellis
October 8, 2018

Our correspondents at the event gathered that while some of the governors boycotted the National Convention to register their grievances over the maltreatment the national leadership of the party melted on them, others stayed out to fight the battle raging in their states for the conduct of rescheduled primaries.

Other results are, Bukola Saraki, 317 votes; Jonah Jang, 19 votes; Datti Ahmed, 5 votes; David Mark, 35 votes; Tanimu Turaki, 65 votes; Sule Lamido, 96 votes; Attahiru Bafarawa, 48 votes; Ibrahim Dankwambo, 111 votes; Ahmed Makarfi, 74 votes and Rabiu Kwankwaso, 158 votes.

In his acceptance speech, Abubakar said he learnt a lot under Obasanjo when he served as his deputy from 1999 to 2007.

"The fact that nobody came forward to challenge the president is an indication that the party members are satisfied with his performance and they want to see more of him in office", presidential spokesman Garba Shehu told AFP. He has been a businessman with a business acumen and he has the exposure. A lot comes into play, so again, I cannot say whether he will win or lose. While still governor-elect, he was selected by PDP presidential candidate Olusegun Obasanjo, as his running mate.

He said, "Indeed, we have learned our lessons and by this convention, we are now set to forge a new path for our great party and Nigeria".

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for a second term in polls scheduled for February 2019 after his party announced his candidacy on Saturday, as the opposition votes to select his election challenger. I shall give each and everyone in this country a sense of belonging. "The task to get Nigeria working again starts now".

He said the emergence of many political parties was good for democracy and freedom. "As he rightly said, it is not a job left for him alone".

He said 2019 presented another opportunity for citizens to realise the destiny of the country by participating in the process and voting right.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to "take back your country" by electing the PDP into power in 2019.

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