Former Vice President and Presidential Aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has emerged as the flagbearer of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
Atiku beat 11 other contestants after polling 1, 532 votes to emerge as the winner of the primaries at the National Convention in Port Harcourt.
Other aspirants include Senate President Bukola Saraki who polled 317 votes, immediate past Senate President, Senator David Mark 35 votes, Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo 111 votes, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal 693 votes.
The former governors of Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Jigawa and Plateau states- Ahmed Makarfi 74 votes, Rabiu Kwankwaso 158 votes, Attahiru Bafarawa 48 votes, Sule Lamido 96 votes, Jonah Jang 19 votes, former Minister of Special Duties, Tanimu Turaki 65 votes, Datti Baba-Ahmed 5 votes.
Chairman of the PDP National Convention Planning Committee, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta made the announcement a while ago.
Mr. Abubakar will face incumbent president Muhamadu Buhari who is the presidential candidate for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 elections.