PDP Primary: Vote For A Candidate Nigerians Can Trust - Afenifere Tells PDP

PDP Primary: Vote For A Candidate Nigerians Can Trust - Afenifere Tells PDP

He scored 1,532 votes to defeat other candidates in the race, including the governor of the northwestern state of Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal, and Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki, the officials announced.

Mr Abubakar was in 1998 elected Governor of Adamawa State.

He also commended the role played by Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike towards ensuring a successful convention of the PDP in Port Harcourt.

GARNERING a total of 68 per cent of all votes cast in a just-concluded online poll, Ibrahim Dankwambo has defeated other members of the People's Democratic Party slugging it out for the party's presidential ticket.

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This comes as the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) will this week, begin the process of getting a consensus presidential candidate from among those who have clinched their party's tickets under the political parties that make up the coalition.

Jonathan spoke at the convention of the PDP in Port Harcourt in the early hours of Sunday. Governor Okowa, I congratulate and thank you on behalf of our members.

The 55-year-old former minister, who was also the World Bank's vice president for Africa from 2007 to 2012, said in a statement that Nigeria was becoming "a country where the worth of life is trending down to zero".

"This is a victory for all of us".

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"The PDP, therefore, charges INEC to stop blaming voters, accept responsibility for its failure to conduct credible elections and learn from our presidential primary as we approach the 2019 general elections".

Prior to Buhari taking office in 2015, the PDP had been the only party in power since the west African country's transition to civilian rule in 1999. "Once again sir, congratulations", said the Senate President.

In their reactions, some Nigerians believe Mr Abubakar is a worthy candidate able to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's election; others, however, say a younger and "less corrupt" candidate would have been a better option.

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