Atiku Abubakar, the former vice President of Nigeria has been elected the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He emerged the Party’s flag bearer at a PDP national convention, held Saturday and Sunday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Mr. Atiku defeated 11 other aspirants with a total of 1,532 votes to win the ticket for PDP’s most competitive primaries since 1998.
Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto State came second and scored 693 votes, followed by Senate President Bukola Saraki who came third with 317 votes.
See the full PDP Presidential Primaries Result:
Dankwabo – 111 -5th
Lamido – 96 -6th
Markafi -74 -7th
Turaki- 65 -8th
Bafarawa- 48 -9th
David Mark – 35 -10th
Jonah Jang – 16 -11th
Datti Ahmed- 5 -12th
Atiku thanked PDP for choosing him and this is victory for all. He added that “the task to get Nigeria working again starts now.”
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) October 7, 2018
The Adamawa-born politician whose quest for Nigeria’s presidency has seen him vie for the top office since 1992.
His victory sets him as the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election.