Pastor Bakare congratulates Atiku for winning PDP presidential ticket

Gombe Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo

Gombe Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo

Former vice President Atiku Abubakar polled over 1000 votes, thereby beating other aspirants to clinch the ticket to be the party's flag bearer in next year's presidential election.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that over 4,000 delegates had participated in the party's national convention which held from Saturday to Sunday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Concise News had reported earlier that the former Vice President emerged victor of the party's presidential primary with 1,532 votes while his closest contender, Aminu Tambuwal, polled 693 votes.

"I congratulate Atiku Abubakar, It has been a journey which you truly deserve, on behalf of all us we congratulate and assure you that we are here to work with you". "We are only working with you (Mr Abubakar) to victory".

Governor Wike thanked all PDP delegates and stakeholders for ensuring a successful and peaceful National Convention in Port Harcourt.

The statement argued that the just-concluded convention had confirmed that democracy in Nigeria can be entrusted in the PDP than the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), calling on Nigerians to give PDP another opportunity to manage the country.

"I can not do it alone", Mr Abubakar said in his acceptance speech.




"I can not do it alone, I need your support, your assistance, I need your understanding and I need your participation".

"Before the PDP primaries, Atiku came to us in Afenifere and promised us that he was going to restructure the country, and we have already said that anybody who wants to restructure with all seriousness, such a person will be our candidate".

It is not a one man's job, it is one of collective responsibly, he added.

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

Former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar attends an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria May 11, 2018.

He said the PDP and other political parties should learn from the process and improve upon it.

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