BREAKING: Atiku is PDP’s Presidential Candidate, as Saraki’s tall ambition finally crashes

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Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s Presidential Candidate for 2019 general elections.

By KEMI KASUMU, General Editor

 

With the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s convention now concluded and candidate clearly emerged, the coast is clear for the two most important political parties and their respectively “unputdownable” candidates to slog it out in the all-important elections coming.

 

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Presidential Candidate for February 2019 general election.

Following a rigorously contested election, Atiku polled 1,532 votes to come top at the ongoing convention of the PDP in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

Like a twist of fate, what eventually became the outcome of the election went miles apart from the expectation of Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, who was alleged to have dragged all the Party’s contesters and delegates to his state to enable him influence supports in favour of his candidate, who was said to have been clearly defeated at the polls.

Atiku defeated his closest contestant and Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

Tambuwal polled a total number of 693 votes.

The man on whose much attention had been focused, Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki, only managed to go back home with 317 votes as third person while Dr Musa Kwankwaso scored 158 votes to emerge fourth.

Gombe State Governor, Dr Ibrahim Dankwanbo came fifth with 111 votes, former Governor of Kaduna State Ahmed Muhammed Markafi came sixth having polled 74 votes while another earlier considered heavy weights Taminu Turaki and former Senate President, David Mark crawled to picking seventh and eighth positions with 65 and 35 votes respectively.

PDP concluded its presidential candidate picking process as deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the submission of candidates for 2019 elections expires this Sunday October 7, 2018.

With the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s convention now concluded and candidate clearly emerged, the coast is clear for the two most important political parties and their respectively “unputdownable” candidates to slog it out in the all-important elections coming.

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