Atiku’s emergence as PDP presidential candidate has made our job easy - Onochie

Atiku’s emergence as PDP presidential candidate has made our job easy - Onochie

Mr Abubakar defeated 11 other aspirants at the opposition party's convention held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday and Sunday.

Chairman of convention planning committee Ifeanyi Okowa, who is governor of the southern Delta state, said all 12 contenders were still in the running.

Recall that Mahmoud Ahmed, a brother of Mrs. Buhari alleged that the APC gubernatorial process in Adamawa State was hijacked.

"Let me also commend my fellow competitors for displaying a sense of unity, a sense of objective and a sense of commitment". Under President Olusegun Obasanjo, I learnt a lot as Vice President. "It's a victory for all of us". We always knew from day one that only one person will emerge, so today's event is not surprising.

PoliticsNGR earlier reported that the Governors under the party had earlier met with President Muhammadu Buhari.

"Sir you said yourself, this has been a journey, but you stayed on course and today you truly deserve this".

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The poll, which was conducted by DailyTrust, a national newspaper also featured Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, and Rabiu Kwankwaso, who had received most votes in various previously conducted polls. Wike also promised to work for Atiku's success. When our reporter visited bureau de change in Port Harcourt, he saw many visitors rushing to change their monies.

Political analysts have already dubbed the emergence of the two formidable candidates as standard bearers of the two mega parties as battle of political Titans.

#PDPPresidentialPrimary: Who is the best candidate for @OfficialPDPNig? "I think he was elected because he has a war chest to undo the APC", he said.

Both Saraki and Dogara had initially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) until their recent return to the PDP.

Onochie on her Facebook handle said 'You ran away from facing President Buhari in a Primary, now you'll meet him at the Presidential elections.

In 1992, Atiku contested for the presidential ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) but lost to Chief MKO Abiola.

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