Saraki assures Atiku of his Support

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has faced growing pressure to step down because of failing health after spending several months in London last year treating an undisclosed ailment

"Our party members have spoken and have nominated you as the candidate for the forthcoming Presidential elections".

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar is the victor the Peoples Democratic party Presidential primaries having polled over 1532 vote far ahead of his immeadiate contender, governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state who polled 693 votes.

"I join our teeming party faithful and supporters to congratulate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the incoming President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, by God's grace, on his nomination as the standard-bearer of the PDP in the 2019 presidential election", he said.

Like Mr Jonathan, other Nigerians have also been reacting to Mr Abubakar's emergence as the PDP candidate.

Atiku beat 11 other contestants after polling 1, 532 to emerge as the victor of the primary at the National Convention in Port Harcourt. Atiku and Saraki, coming second place, had a total of 11 per cent, while Kwankwaso staggered behind with a slightly lower percentage of 10 per cent.

Delegates numbering at least 4,000 are expected to vote at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State; venue of the convention and pick one candidate from the 12 aspirants. You have stayed on course over the years and truly, you deserve this victory.

Some 3,619 delegates to the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) now going on in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, are feeding fat as presidential aspirants have continued to jostle for the party's apex ticket.

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe has defeated by a landslide other presidential contenders in the People's Democratic Party, in an online poll.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Nigerians, especially on social media had reacted to Atiku's win.

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