Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

PDP candidate will be Nigeria’s next president - Goodluck Jonathan

PDP candidate will be Nigeria’s next president - Goodluck Jonathan

He scored 1,532 votes to defeat other candidates in the race, including the governor of the northwestern state of Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal, and Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki, the officials announced.

Dankwambo is a two-time governor of Gombe State, first winning by a landslide in the governorship election of April 26, 2011.

The party source informed that such people were already aware that they were holding the tickets in trust for former presidential aspirants as they had been well briefed before the convention.

"And on behalf of my colleagues, I thank our well-deserved presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar".

He said all the aspirants are eminently qualified to lead the country and urged the delegates to elect a person who will bring Nigeria together.

Meanwhile, members of the PDP have presently gathered at Adokiye Amiesiekema Stadium, Port Harcourt, for the party's convention. "The task to get Nigeria working again starts now", Abubakar said in a tweet.

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The Senate President said "Our just concluded convention was a partisan event which the country can show-case as an example that democracy has a future in Nigeria and that when we are determined we can elect our leaders without any manipulation, intimidation and violation of the law and democratic norms".

"This is a victory for all of us".

"The fact that nobody came forward to challenge the president is an indication that the party members are satisfied with his performance and they want to see more of him in office", presidential spokesman Garba Shehu told AFP.

CUPP is the umbrella body of about 40 opposition political parties. I commend the aspirants for the maturity, decorum, friendship, and mutual respect that characterised the jostle for the presidential ticket.

Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has censured the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over what she says was the rule by impunity and manipulation.

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