Atiku emerged PDP flag bearer, discharge Gov Wike’s Tambuwal.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated former vice president Atiku Abubakar on winning the Presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku polled 1,532 votes to defeat other aspirants such as Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, among others.
Former Vice President of Nigeria Abubakar Atiku has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Primary Election.
Atiku polls 1532 Votes to defeat the second rival Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal with 693 votes
Atiku will contest with the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), President Mohammed Buhari in 2019 Presidential Election.
*Breakdown of the PDP Presidential Primary Election Results*
1. Atiku – 1532
2. Tambuwal – 693
3. Saraki – 317
4. Kwankwaso Vote: 158
5. Makarfi Vote: 75
6. Dakwambo Vote: 111
7. Bafarawa – 48
8. Lamido – 96
9. K. T Turaki – 65
10. David Mark – 35
11. Datti Ahmed – 5
12. Jonah Jang Vote: 19
Total Votes Void: 68
He will be running against President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the candidate of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the 2019 presidential election.
Reacting to Atiku’s victory, Jonathan said he believes the former VP is the right man to take Nigeria from being the world’s headquarters for extreme poverty to being the global hub for prosperity and happiness.
“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,” he wrote on Facebook.
“I voted for you. I believe you are the best candidate. I am convinced that you are the man to take Nigeria from being the world’s headquarters for extreme poverty to being the global hub for prosperity and happiness. Congratulations. GEJ.”