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Atiku Picks PDP Presidential Ticket, Thanks Delegates

Following his victory at the presidential convention held by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to decide who becomes its flag bearer for the coming 2019 Presidential election, former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar the Waziri Adamawa has, on Sunday, thanked delegates and the PDP for finding him most worthy a presidential candidate.

Atiku emerged the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for the 2019 presidential election after polling over 1500 votes.

Atiku, who took to his Twitter handle to express his gratitude however said that the task to get Nigeria working again has just begun.

“Thank you for choosing me. This is a victory for all of us. The task to get Nigeria working again starts now.,” Atiku said.

Atiku defeated the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who polled 317 and 693 votes respectively. Nine other contenders followed behind.

Below is the complete result:

Voided votes- 68 Jonah Jang scored 19 votes Datti Baba 5 votes Ahmed 5 Votes David Mark is 35 votes Tanumu Turaki 65 votes Sule Lamido 96 votes Atiku Abubakar 1500+ votes Attahiru Bafarawa 48 votes Ibrahim Dankwambo 111 votes Ahmed Makarfi 74 votes Rabiu Kwankwanso 158 votes Bukola Saraki 317 votes Aminu Tambuwal 693 votes

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