PDP to field Saraki, Tambuwal, Kwankwaso, Dankwambo as candidates

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

Votes garnered by the other aspirants are: Abubakar Bukola Saraki (317), Rabiu Kwankwaso (158), Ibrahim Dankwambo (111), Sule lamido (96), Ahmed Markarfi (74), Attahiru Bafarawa (48), David Mark (35), Jonah Jang (19), Datti Baba Ahmed (05) and Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (68).

More than 14,800,000 votes were cast in the APC primary, said Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of southwestern Ekiti state.

The online poll conducted by national newspaper, Daily Trust drew response from 17,925 respondents who were asked to respond to the question: "Who is the best candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)?".

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.

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

While speaking on their manifestos, all the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stated that their drive for the contest was the need to move the nation forward.

Another factor that worked for Atiku is the resolve of some northern delegates to vote for a candidate that has the clout to stand against President Buhari in 2019.

Saraki in a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu also commended the delegates to the convention and members of the organizing committte led by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State for holding a convention in which a candidate was elected in a free, fair, transparent and rancour-free atmosphere. We all knew right from the beginning that only one person will emerge so this is not a surprise to us.

The presidential flagbearer of the party will emerge from the convention.

He joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and sought the party's ticket in 2014 but lost to President Muhammadu Buhari at the primary held in Lagos.



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