Atiku wins PDP Presidential Primary

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Abubakar garnered 1,532 votes, trouncing his closest rival Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of northern Sokoto state who scored 693 votes.

In 1998 he was elected Governor of Adamawa State.

Meanwhile, former President Goodluck Jonathan while speaking on the occasion expressed hope in PDP with the return of Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. We will not lose the momentum but sustain it to rebuild Nigeria and elect Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the next President of Nigeria.

In her statement, she said it is disheartening that some people buy nomination forms only to find out that the tickets have been handed - automatically - to "preferred candidates".

He said with that spirit, victory in the 2019 presidential election was certain for the PDP.

"On behalf of other presidential aspirants, I thank Chairman of NWC, Governor Okowa for putting in place a transparent election and showing that PDP can make it right".

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He said the process that led to the election was more important as all the aspirants were qualified to lead the nation. We are going to work with you to ensure victory for our party in 2019.

According to Odumakin, "Looking at it, PDP is parading about 13 aspirants and at the end of the day, only one will emerge and from the look of things they have some very formidable names, I mean Atiku is a very strong candidate, Saraki, Kwankwaso are all strong candidates".

PoliticsNGR earlier reported that the Governors under the party had earlier met with President Muhammadu Buhari. "Once again sir, congratulations", said the Senate President.

Political analysts have already dubbed the emergence of the two formidable candidates as standard bearers of the two mega parties as battle of political Titans.

The PDP has called the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to learn for the orderliness, transparency and credibility of its presidential primary.