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
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Atiku already sent out a congratulatory message to himself appreciating PDP delegates for choosing him.
.@OfficialPDPNig, thank you for choosing me. This is a victory for all of us. The task to get Nigeria working again starts now. #NigeriaWillWork #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain
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).