Breaking: Atiku Abubakar Wins PDP Presidential Primaries

Atiku Abubakar has been declared winner of PDP Presidential Primary Election.

He polled the highest number of votes in the just concluded PDP 2018 Presidential primary election, former Vice President, HE Atiku Abubakar is hereby declared WINNER and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for 2019 Presidential election.

Atiku Abubakar: 1585
Aminu Tambuwal: 693
Bukola Saraki: 317 votes
Kwankwaso: 158 votes
Dankwambo: 111 votes
Sule Lamido: 96 votes
Ahmed Markafi: 74 votes
Kabir Turaki: 65 votes
Bafarawa: 48 votes
David Mark: 35 votes
Jona Jang: 19 votes
Datti Ahmed: 5 votes
Void Votes: 68

Atiku Abubakar,  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 has worked with the Nigeria Customs Service for twenty years, rising to become the Deputy Director before he retired in April 1989 to go into politics.

He ran for the office of governor in the Gongola State (now Adamawa and Taraba States) in 1991, and for the Presidency in 1993, placing third after MKO Abiola and Babagana Kingibe in the Social Democratic Party (SDP) primaries.

In 1998 he was elected Governor of Adamawa State. While still Governor-Elect he was selected by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate Olusegun Obasanjo as his running mate.

The duo went on to win elections in February 1999, and Abubakar was sworn-in as Nigeria’s second democratically elected vice president on 29 May 1999.

Abubakar’s second term as Vice President was marked by a stormy relationship with President Obasanjo.

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

Abubakar lost the election, placing third after Umaru Yar’Adua and Muhammadu Buhari of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).

He joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and sought the party’s ticket in 2014 but lost to President Muhammadu Buhari at the primary held in Lagos.

Abubaker defected again in May to PDP where he on Sunday clinched the ticket to tackle incumbent President Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.

Abubakar is a co-founder of Intels, an oil servicing business with extensive operations in Nigeria and abroad and founder of the American University of Nigeria (AUN).

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