Mrs. Buhari knocks Nigeria ruling APC over impunity, manipulation

Howard TerryOct 08, 2018

A former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has congratulated former vice president Atiku Abubakar who on Sunday morning won the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Dankwambo is a 56-year-old former Accountant General of the Federation and former Accountant General of Gombe.

Dickson stated this while reacting to Atiku's emergence as the PDP presidential candidate after the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers. Buhari will face ex-veep Atiku Abubakar who is leading the main opposition PDP.

But next year's presidential race appears to have tightened in recent months with the APC hit by a wave of defections over Buhari's leadership style.

"On behalf of other presidential aspirants, I thank Chairman of NWC, Governor Okowa for putting in place a transparent election and showing that PDP can make it right".

Governor Wike took his leave immediately after congratulating victor of the PDP Presidential aspirant, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Port Harcourt streets were festooned with conference banners, while police said thousands of officers were being deployed to the event.

Other contestants were former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, 19 votes; former President of the Senate, David Mark, 35; former Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Kabiru Taminu Turaki, 65; and former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, 96.

PoliticsNGR earlier reported that the Governors under the party had earlier met with President Muhammadu Buhari.

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

The duo went on to win elections in February 1999, and Mr Abubakar was sworn-in as Nigeria's second democratically elected vice-president on May 29, 1999.

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