Friday, 19 October, 2018

PDP candidate will be Nigeria’s next president - Goodluck Jonathan

Abubakar who has already run for the presidency four times has amassed a huge fortune in the import-export business as well as oil agriculture and telecommunications BREAKING | Aisha Buhari Berates Oshiomole Over Irregularities in APC's Nationwide Primaries
Charlie Simmons | 08 October, 2018, 10:32

Votes garnered by the other aspirants are: Abubakar Bukola Saraki (317), Rabiu Kwankwaso (158), Ibrahim Dankwambo (111), Sule lamido (96), Ahmed Markarfi (74), Attahiru Bafarawa (48), David Mark (35), Jonah Jang (19), Datti Baba Ahmed (05) and Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (68).

"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".

"I congratulate His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, and by the grace of God and the votes of Nigerians, the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria".

26,584 people made Atiku their candidate. "The task to get Nigeria working again starts now", Abubakar said in a tweet. I commend the aspirants for the maturity, decorum, friendship, and mutual respect that characterised the jostle for the presidential ticket.

The 55-year-old former minister, who was also the World Bank's vice president for Africa from 2007 to 2012, said in a statement that Nigeria was becoming "a country where the worth of life is trending down to zero". We are going to find solution, our party believes in justice, equity, and fairness.

Another source said Atiku won the primaries because some PDP governors and other stakeholders took him for granted.

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

We always knew from Day 1 that only one candidate would emerge.

A political analyst, Chief Jackson Lekan OJo, also told our correspondent in Port Harcourt that party leaders should come together and discuss ways to keep the party united and how its candidate would win the centre.

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

He joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and sought the party's ticket in 2014 but lost to President Muhammadu Buhari at the primary held in Lagos.

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