A nightmare for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has emerged the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general elections.
He emerged after the National Convention ended in Port Harcourt on Sunday October 7, 2018, polling
Governor of Sokoto State and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal gave a good fight, but polled 693 votes to finish second.
Third position went to Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki -with 317 votes.
Former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso finished fourth with 158 votes.
5th – Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo 111 votes
6th – Former Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido – 96
7th Former Kaduna State Governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi – 74
8th – Former Minister of Special Duties, Tanimu Turaki 65 votes
9th – Former Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Atahiru Bafarawa 48 votes
10th – Former Senate President, Distinguished Senator David mark – 35
11th – Former Plateau State Governor, Senator Jonah David Jang 19 votes
12th – Senator Dati Ahmed – 5 votes
The convention which started on Saturday October 6 2018, featured 3,274 delegates from the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
will contest with the incumbent, President Muhammad Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and others for advance to become Nigeria’s president at the general elections in 2019.