Contenders in the just concluded PDP presidential primaries in Rivers State have started congratulating the winner former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who polled 1,532 votes, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal came second with 693 votes, while Bukola Saraki scored 317 votes.
A few minutes after result and winner was announced, Mr. Saraki tweeted:
“We always knew from Day 1 that only one candidate would emerge. On behalf of all the aspirants, I want to assure Alhaji @Atiku Abubakar that we will work with you to ensure that come 2019, you emerge as Nigeria’s next President.
“I congratulate our Presidential Candidate, Your Excellency, Alhaji @Atiku Abubakar, for your victory. You have stayed on course over the years and truly, you deserve this victory. #PDPPresidentialPrimaries.”
Also Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo has also congratulated Atiku, the flagbearer of PDP Presidential ticket.
“Congratulations to Former Vice President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on his emergence as the flag bearer of our great party, the People’s Democratic Party,” he tweeted
Check the PDP Presidential Primaries result below:
Void votes 68
- Atiku Abubakar: 1,532
- Aminu Tambuwal: 693
- 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
- Rabiu Kwankwaso: 158 votes
Atiku will be facing incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of APC in 2019 Elections.