Atiku Emerges PDP’s Presidential Candidate
The Chief Agent of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has confirmed that his candidate has won the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said even before the count of the votes that , “I have not doubt that Atiku Abubakar has worn the primary”. Also Senator Ben Bruce, another agent of Atiku, emerged from the vote sorting platform to say that “Atiku has won”.
Other aspirants were Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; a former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa.
Others are the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki; a former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki (SAN) and a former Governor of Plateau State, Senator Jona Jang.
Also in the race are, a former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi; a former Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido and Dr. Datti Baba-Ahmed. 72-year-old Atiku Abubakar, a businessman, who served as the second elected vice-president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), with President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Abubakar worked in the Nigeria Customs Service for twenty years, rising to become the Deputy Director before he retired in April 1989 to go into politics.
VOTE count Results for each candidates;
Void votes: 68
1. ATIKU ABUBAKAR 1532
2.AMINU TAMBUWAL: 693
3. BUKOLA SARAKI 317
4. IBRAHIM DANKWAMBO: 111
5. AHMED MAKARFI: 74
6. SULE LAMIDO:96
7. DAVID MARK: 35
8. RABIU KWANKWASO: 158
9. DATTI BABA-AHMED: 05
10. ATTAHIRU BAFAWARA: 48
11. JONAH JANG: 19
12. KABIRU TURAKI: 65