Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso, Nine Others Vie For PDP Presidential Ticket

Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso, Nine Others Vie For PDP Presidential Ticket

Senate President Bukola Saraki scored 317 votes to come third, while Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso followed with 158 votes.

Abubakar, 71 and a former vice president, will stand as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.

"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".

This comes as the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) will this week, begin the process of getting a consensus presidential candidate from among those who have clinched their party's tickets under the political parties that make up the coalition. We will all work for the Atiku-PDP ticket to succeed and contribute ideas into solving the problems confronting Nigeria today.

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It said the PDP nomination would be a tight race between Abubakar and Tambuwal.

So once again sir, on behalf of the other aspirants, we are with you and are confident tha with us as a team, May 29, 2019 the flags of red, white and green will be in the [Presidential] Villa as our party comes to take over.

The 55-year-old former minister, who was also the World Bank's vice president for Africa from 2007 to 2012, said in a statement that Nigeria was becoming "a country where the worth of life is trending down to zero". We are not walking any anywhere, we're only walking with you to victory.

According to Odumakin, "Looking at it, PDP is parading about 13 aspirants and at the end of the day, only one will emerge and from the look of things they have some very formidable names, I mean Atiku is a very strong candidate, Saraki, Kwankwaso are all strong candidates".

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I also thank the well-deserved presidential candidate of our party.

Both Saraki and Dogara had initially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) until their recent return to the PDP.

He said, "The success of our presidential primary followed our strict adherence to democratic rules and principles of transparency and fairness, which have eluded the nation since President Muhammadu Buhari administration assumed office".

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