UPDATED: Abubakar Atiku Emerges PDP Presidential Candidate


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate for the 2019 election.

The Waziri of Adamawa floored other contestants, including Senate President, Bukola Saraki and pre-convention favourite, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto in a hot contested primary held at Adokiye Amasiemaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital on Sunday.

The Chairman of the PDP Convention Committee and Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, announced the results of the primary on Sunday morning.

He said the 72-year-old Atiku finally polled a total of 1532 votes to beat Mr. Tambuwal (693), who had taken an early lead during the counting.

Saraki came third with 317 votes.

Atiku Abubakar will slug it out with incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of APC and Mr Donald Duke of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and some others in the February 2019 presidential election.

Mr. Atiku was Nigeria’s vice-president from 1999 to 2007, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), when Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo was president.

About 3,274 delegates were at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt and took part in the primary which produced the following results.

Void Votes: 68

Jonah Jang: 19

Datti Ahmed: 5

David Mark: 35

Kabir Turaki: 65

Sule Lamido: 96

Bafarawa: 48

Dankwabo: 111

Ahmed Markafi: 74

Kwankwaso: 158

Bukola Saraki: 317

Aminu Tambuwal: 693

Atiku Abubakar: 1532



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3 replies

  1. God’s time is the best. I am happy for him after he was denied in 2007 for opposing Obasanjo’s third term agenda.


  2. Game over Mr. Buhari! Its time to go back to your cows in Daura; they have missed u



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