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Nigeria president to run for second term with party endorsement

Nigeria president to run for second term with party endorsement

Atiku versus Buhari: Who will win?

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, is Nigeria's incoming president.

Abubakar emerged as the candidate at the National Convention of the party on Sunday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The meeting with Buhari was attended by Eight Governors and lasted for over an hour.

"Let me congratulate the former Vice President and now the presidential candidate of our great party for the next presidential election over his resounding victory in a free, fair, transparent and credible primary election".

Also in the race for the PDP presidential ticket are former Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa; founder of Baze University, Abuja, Datti Baba-Ahmed; former Kaduna State Governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and former Plateau State Governor, Senator Jonah Jang.

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Port Harcourt streets were festooned with conference banners, while police said thousands of officers were being deployed to the event.

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state read out the votes of 9 aspirants before Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta announced the rest of the results.

Mr Abubakar later ran for presidency on the platform of the Action Congress, having quit the PDP on account of his issues with President Obasanjo.

"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.

Nigerians will elect governors and lawmakers as well as the president in elections set for February and March next year.


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