- Former vice president Atiku Abubakar is basking in a landslide victory after the PDP's national convention
- Atiku defeated the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, and nine other presidential aspirants of the party
- He polled 1532 votes to clinch the opposition's presidential ticket ahead of the 2019 general elections
The full results of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s national convention which took place in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital on Saturday, October 6, has been released.
Legit.ng gathers that after the breathtaking exercise which held most Nigerians and the global community spellbound, a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, on the platform of the PDP, emerged the flag bearer to contest with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state read out the votes of 9 aspirants before Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta announced the rest of the results. Saraki came third with 317 votes while Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto polled 693 votes.
Read the results below in tabular form:
Making his first speech after the announcement of his victory, Atiku, on his official Twitter page, expressed his immense gratitude to those who encouraged him in his presidential ambition by voting for him.
Read tweet below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigerians, especially on social media had reacted to Atiku's win. While most of his supporters congratulated him after the exercise, some of his detractors took to their Twitter handles to voice their displeasure over the outcome of the opposition's national convention.
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