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

Oct 08, 2018, 02:24
Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso, Nine Others Vie For PDP Presidential Ticket

"Congratulations to Former Vice President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on his emergence as the flag bearer of our great party, the People's Democratic Party".

Concise News had reported earlier that the former Vice President emerged victor of the party's presidential primary with 1,532 votes while his closest contender, Aminu Tambuwal, polled 693 votes.

Atiku beat 11 other contestants after polling 1, 532 to emerge as the victor of the primary at the National Convention in Port Harcourt.

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.

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He said: "This time around we must get it right by ensuring that the party field a candidate that can defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019".

The minister, who said that President Buhari had done wonderfully well in this first term, urged all eligible Nigerian voters to come out and vote for him in 2o19.

"Exactly 10 months after that pledge, I can, with gratitude to God and utmost humility, report to you that the PDP of today is improved, enhanced and has migrated from an opposition party to a ruling party in waiting".

In his acceptance speech, Abubakar said he learnt a lot under Obasanjo when he served as his deputy from 1999 to 2007. "As governors, we will lead to your campaign and will ensure to your victory", he assured President Buhari. "I need your support, I need your understanding", he told his fellow aspirants.

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"I stand here on behalf of your governors to affirm that you have discharged your responsibility creditably".

"I am prepared to take your advice, work with you as we together succeed in 2019".

Dickson described the primaries that produced Atiku as the freest and best election ever conducted in the history of the country.

He said the PDP and other political parties should learn from the process and improve upon it.

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