Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former Vice-President polled in 1,532 votes to beat his closest contenders, Senate President Bukola Saraki who got 317 votes and Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal who had 693 votes.
The PDP presidential primaries which started Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers state rolled into Sunday, October 7, 2018.
On Friday, November 24, 2017, the former Vice-President dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) describing it as a dying party.
Atiku will face, President Muhammadu Buhari was endorsed as the APC presidential candidate by 14,842,072 delegates on Sunday, October 7, 2018, during the party’s national convention which held at the Eagles Square.
After his Victory, Atiku thanked the party for his victory. He tweeted; “Thank you for choosing me. this is a victory for all of us. The task to get Nigeria working again starts now.”