Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

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

Atiku with Obasanjo in Abuja on 27 June. Obasanjo had since denounced Atiku’s presidential ambition Atiku with Obasanjo in Abuja on 27 June. Obasanjo had since denounced Atiku’s presidential ambition
| 08 October, 2018, 10:33

"We need a president who is not parochial, not looking at his corner of the country, a President that can bring everybody on board and run an inclusive government, who can give Nigeria a fresh start and put the country on the path of productivity, and that is the kind of person the delegates should pick today".

"All Progressives Congress being a party whose cardinal principle is change and headed by a comrade/activist whose main concern is for the common man, yet, such impunity could take place under its watch".

Some Nigerians have however criticised the choice of candidates by saying none of those mentioned deserves to fly the party's flag at the presidential race.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been declared victor of the Peoples Democratic Party's Presidential election.The Chairman of the PDP Convention Committee and Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, announced the results of the primary on Sunday morning.

"Thank you for choosing me", Abubakar said on Twitter.

However, it added that the Sokoto governor "offers the best chance of appealing to the critical northwestern and northeastern voting bloc, and that he will be Buhari's strongest challenger". A landmark event in the sense that since the rebranding of our great party, the PDP, and infact I daresay, since the return of democratic rule of governance in this country, we have witnessed the most credible transparent and fair primaries.


Port Harcourt streets had been festooned with conference banners, while police said thousands of officers were deployed to the PDP primary.

Recall that Mahmoud Ahmed, a brother of Mrs. Buhari alleged that the APC gubernatorial process in Adamawa State was hijacked.

"Our party members have spoken and have nominated you as the candidate for the forthcoming Presidential elections".

Dubbed "Baba Go Slow" because he took six months to appoint Cabinet ministers, he has also faced attacks for his handling of the economy, which plunged into recession in 2016.

It was gathered that party members presently holding on to the tickets for the various positions would be made to surrender them to the former presidential aspirants to enable them to contest for the posts.

Nigeria's law allows for a president to serve a maximum of two four-year terms.

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