- October 8, 2018
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has emerged the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for the 2019 presidential election.
He came top ahead of 11 other aspirants at the end of the party’s presidential nomination convention after polling a total of 1,532 votes, more than the combined votes of all the other aspirants.
The former vice president was followed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal who polled 693 votes and Senate President Bukola Saraki who polled 317 votes amongst others.
In his acceptance speech, Atiku thanked the delegates and the leadership of the party for the confidence reposed in him and promised to work with the 11 other aspirants for the victory of the party in 2019.
Speaking on behalf of other aspirants, Senator Bukola Saraki thanked and congratulated members of the convention planning committee for coming out with what he called “the most credible primary election in the history of the nation. He pledged the readiness of all the contestants to work with Atiku to bring victory to the PDP.
On his part, the PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to learn from the convention exercise, saying the party has shown that free, fair and credible elections are still possible.