Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar

He scored 1,532 votes to defeat other candidates in the race, including the governor of the northwestern state of Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal, and Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki, the officials announced.

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

"My commendation also goes to the government and people of Rivers State for providing the best necessary facilities for hosting over 5000 delegates, campaign workers, security personnel, observers, media people and others who came to play one role or the other in the convention".

All eyes are now on the dozen candidates vying to be nominated to challenge him from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the former ruling party.

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This comes as the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) will this week, begin the process of getting a consensus presidential candidate from among those who have clinched their party's tickets under the political parties that make up the coalition.

I want to thank Governor Okowa for planning and organizing this transparent, free and fair Presidential Primary and Convention.

Jonathan said all the aspirants during their meeting had pledged a commitment to support whoever emerges as the PDP presidential flag bearer.

PoliticsNGR earlier reported that the Governors under the party had earlier met with President Muhammadu Buhari.

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While speaking on their manifestos, all the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated that their drive for the contest was the need to move the nation forward.

He said that all the aspirants are qualified to lead the country, having interacted with them since 1999. We are going to work with you to ensure victory for our party in 2019. "Once again sir, congratulations", said the Senate President.

Onochie on her Facebook handle said 'You ran away from facing President Buhari in a Primary, now you'll meet him at the Presidential elections.

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