Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Nigeria's opposition PDP selects Abubakar as 2019 presidential election

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari was the sole contender for the ruling All Progressives Congress party BREAKING | Aisha Buhari Berates Oshiomole Over Irregularities in APC's Nationwide Primaries
Lisa Bryan | 08 October, 2018, 10:30

Other results are, Bukola Saraki, 317 votes; Jonah Jang, 19 votes; Datti Ahmed, 5 votes; David Mark, 35 votes; Tanimu Turaki, 65 votes; Sule Lamido, 96 votes; Attahiru Bafarawa, 48 votes; Ibrahim Dankwambo, 111 votes; Ahmed Makarfi, 74 votes and Rabiu Kwankwaso, 158 votes.

More than 14,800,000 votes were cast in the APC primary, said Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of southwestern Ekiti state.

The party source informed that such people were already aware that they were holding the tickets in trust for former presidential aspirants as they had been well briefed before the convention. Governor Okowa, I congratulate and thank you on behalf of our members.

The Senate President said "Our just concluded convention was a partisan event which the country can show-case as an example that democracy has a future in Nigeria and that when we are determined we can elect our leaders without any manipulation, intimidation and violation of the law and democratic norms". We are going to find solution, our party believes in justice, equity, and fairness.

Her comments come barley twenty-four hours after her husband was affirmed as the APC candidate for presidential polls slated for February 2019.

We always knew from Day 1 that only one candidate would emerge.


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

Political parties had until Sunday to select their candidates.

"PDP is clearly the party to take over power".

"I think the best thing that has happened to the PDP is the emergence of Atiku today (tomorrow) as presidential candidate".

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

In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said "The success of our presidential primary followed our strict adherence to democratic rules and principles of transparency and fairness, which has eluded the nation since President Muhammadu Buhari-led licentious administration assumed office".

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