Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has won the PDP Presidential Primary to emerge the presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.
In the public counting, Atiku pulled a staggering 1532 votes with Senate President Bukola Saraki coming behind with 693 votes and Rabiu Kwankwaso with 158 votes.
Other contenders in the primary race:
- Ibrahim Dankwambo: 111
- Sule Lamido: 96
- Ahmed Makarfi: 74
- Attahiru Bafarawa: 48
- David Mark: 35
- Jonah Jang: 19
- Baba-Ahmed: 05
Atiku already sent out a congratulatory message to himself appreciating PDP delegates for choosing him.
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) October 7, 2018
Atiku Abubakar who has contested three times for the presidency will again join the 2019 presidential poll under the flagship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).