Atiku wins PDP primary
The primary election which was conducted on Saturday, October 6 at the party’s convention which took place in
Port Harcourt, the former vice president defeated and 11 other political bigwigs in the party.
He is expected to provide stiff competition to President Muhammadu Buhari who emerged as the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate.
Governor Dave Umahi read out the votes of 9 aspirants before Governor Ifeanyi Okowa read out the rest of the results.
Senator Bukola Saraki came third with 317 votes. while Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto polled 693 votes.
Below is the breakdown of the result and
number of votes scored by each candidate in the
PDP primary election:
Jonah Jang : 19
Datti Baba-Ahmed : 05
David Mark: 35
Kabiru Tanimu Turaki : 65
Sule Lamido : 96
Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa: 48
Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo: 111
Ahmed Makarf: 74
Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso: 158
Bukola Saraki : 317
Aminu Tambuwal : 693
Atiku Abubakar: 1532
Void votes: 68
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) particularly its chieftains after emerging as candidate of the party to represent it in the 2019 presidential elections.
In a statement by Femi Adesina on Sunday,
October 7, the president highlighted some of the achievements of his administration.
He noted that things were going downhill when the Peoples Democratic Party was in power but expressed delight that his administration was able to turn things around.
The over 7000 delegates had converged
in Abuja to ratified the results of the presidential primaries held across the country.
President polled a total vote of of 14, 842,072 votes to emerged the winner of the presidential
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that security is tight in and around the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) where delegates are expected to ratify Muhammadu Buhari’s return
ticket Election 2019: President Buhari Proves He is Fit to Run in 2019.
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