Posted by News Express | 7 October 2018 | 1,419 times
Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, one of the contestants. who lost the nomination ticket to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In is twitter handle, @HEDankwambo, he said: “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.
We are united under one Umbrella and we will work assiduously for our party’s victory in 2019.’’
Governor Nyesome Wike of Rivers state also congratulated the four time presidential candidate, Abubakar, for the winning the party’s ticket to stand for the fifth time in 2019.
Gov N E Wike Information @GovWike said: GOVERNOR WIKE CONGRATULATES FORMER VICE PRESIDENT ATIKU ABUBAKAR ON HIS EMERGENCE AS PDP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.’’
The PDP publicity secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, also tweeted
@officialKola“Congratulations to His Excellency, Alh. Atiku Abubakar,GCON, Wazirin Adamawa,the former Vice President of our great country Nigeria as you emerge as the official Presidential flag bearer of our great party @OfficialPDPNig.
Caustic critic of APC, Reno Omokri also tweeted @renoomokri “HE @atiku Abubakar is the next President of Nigeria by God’s Grace. If you believe, all I ask is just for you to comment by saying Amen!’’
At the end of the count of the votes at the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar polled 1,532 to clinch the ticket.
The Fulani-born Waziri of Adamawa, businessman and politician beat 11 other contestants to face another tribesman, incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 2019 presidential election.
His closet rival, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, scored 693 votes.
Atiku, a native of a Fulani village of Jada in Adamawa state, was earlier at the end of votes sorting declared the winner of the primary by his agents Messrs Gbenga Daniel and Ben Bruce.
With the win, Atiku Abubakar would have to face incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of APC and Mr Donald Duke of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and some others in the February 2019 presidential election. (NAN)
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