Elections: PDP Announces Atiku Abubakar As Presidential Candidate

08 October, 2018, 10:34 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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Others are former Kano State Governor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso; former Jigawa State Governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido; Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo and former Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Turaki.

Recall that Mahmoud Ahmed, a brother of Mrs. Buhari alleged that the APC gubernatorial process in Adamawa State was hijacked.

Governor Okowa in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Aniagwu in Asaba, expressed optimism that having won the party's ticket, the former vice president would leverage on his track record as an entrepreneur and great employer of labour to grow the nation's economy.

Abubakar defeated 11 other aspirants on Sunday to clinch the keenly-contested ticket and his victory has since sparked "campaign-fever" among political netizens as the country prepares to elect a new leader come 2019.

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He said all the aspirants are eminently qualified to lead the country and urged the delegates to elect a person who will bring Nigeria together.

The PDP vote was held in the oil hub of Port Harcourt, in the heartland of the southern Niger delta.

The PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said the peaceful and transparent conduct of its presidential nomination is a lesson to INEC and the ruling party.

Speaking on behalf of all the aspirants, Saraki said they all resolved to work with the former vice president to ensure that the PDP reclaimed power next year. We are going to find solution, our party believes in justice, equity, and fairness.

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"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.

"Our party members have spoken and have nominated you as the candidate for the forthcoming Presidential elections".

Daily Trust learnt that delegates were said to be richer with some hard currencies from presidential aspirants.

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