Atiku wins PDP Presidential Primary

Atiku wins PDP Presidential Primary

The national convention of the party, which began on Saturday, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and continued well into Sunday, saw Atiku eventually emerge victor, polling a total of 1,532 votes.

The ex-vice president, who is from the northeastern state of Adamawa, in May told Reuters he would privatise parts of the state oil company and allow the naira currency to float to attract foreign investment if elected as head of state. Senate President Bukola Saraki came third with 317 votes.

"And on behalf of my colleagues, I thank our well-deserved presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar".

Meanwhile, Yakasai has reminded the presidential candidate of the PDP to ensure he carried everybody along irrespective of victory and defeat at the just concluded primary election towards achieving success at the forthcoming general elections, as he promised.

"If you take a look at all the aspirants, you will observe that Atiku is the most formidable candidate that can stand Buhari in any election. I am convinced that you have all it takes to take Nigeria to greater heights and transform her into a hub for prosperity and happiness", he said. Buhari will face ex-veep Atiku Abubakar who is leading the main opposition PDP.

"My commendation also goes to the government and people of Rivers State for providing the best necessary facilities for hosting over 5000 delegates, campaign workers, security personnel, observers, media people and others who came to play one role or the other in the convention".

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"Finally, on a personal note, I wouldn't have been standing where I am standing today if my former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo have not made me his vice-president. I believe the experience I got will help me to achieve the current task", he said.

"Let me also commend my fellow competitors for displaying a sense of unity, a sense of goal and a sense of commitment". On behalf of all of us, we congratulate you.

He said that all the aspirants are qualified to lead the country, having interacted with them since 1999.

"We the aspirants are not walking to anywhere".

"All the doubting Thomases that thought we would all walk out after the results have been announced, we are not going anywhere but walking with Atiku to victory". We always knew from day one that only one person will emerge, so today's event is not surprising.

They also pledged to support whoever emerged as the party's flagbearer.

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