Saraki assures Atiku of his Support

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Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has praised former President Olusegun Obasanjo for the role he played in his development in politics.

"Many others contested and yet had their result delayed".

Senate President Bukola Saraki scored 317 votes to come third, while Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso followed with 158 votes.

Other members of the PDP also in the race include Aminu Tambuwwal, Sule Lamido, Kabiru Turaki, Attahiru Bafarawa, Datti Baba-Ahmed, Ahmed Makarfi, Jonah Jang and David Mark. Today has shown that the interest of our party and the Nigerian people is more important than our individual interests.

Political parties had until Sunday to select their candidates.

In a statement by his media aide, Saraki congratulated Atiku and all the aspirants for running credible and mature campaigns.

"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".

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"Those who expect that the party will degenerate into crisis after the primaries have miscalculated".

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

Yinka Odumakin, Spokesperson of Afenifere, adviced PDP to go for a candidate that would be trust by Nigerians, one that has the desire and capacity to restructure the country.

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. He can build bridges of understanding and unity and form a great team to address the challenges that are facing our country.

"So, we are looking for a way out in this regard. As he rightly said, it is not a job left for him alone".

Buhari ran unopposed, and "his name shall be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the candidate of the party in the 2019 Presidential election", Fayemi added.

Saraki made this known in a series of tweets on Sunday, after Atiku was announced as victor of the PDP presidential primaries.

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