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Atiku's challengers react to his emergence as PDP presidential candidate

Atiku's challengers react to his emergence as PDP presidential candidate”

A few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari received the ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) seeking re-election in 2019, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari took to social media to express her displeasure over the "impunity" taking place in the ruling party.

The governor who spoke during a visit to the Lagos State PDP Secretariat, told party members that the country is highly complex to be managed by politician who is not well grounded on developments in the country.

In August, he declared an intention to contest in the 2019 presidential election under the umbrella of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). "We are only working with you (Mr Abubakar) to victory".

Other aspirants include Senate President Bukola Saraki polled 317 votes, immediate past Senate President, Senator David Mark 35 votes, Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo 111 votes, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal 693 votes.

"I am prepared to take your advice, work with you as we together succeed in 2019". His spokesperson had earlier confirmed that the Twitter handle belongs to his principal.

"You promised us see security and today I can say to you that no section of the country is under insurgency".

Atiku said: "This is the most credible primary election that has ever been conducted in this country".

It is not a one man's job, it is one of collective responsibly, he added.

"Let me also commend my fellow competitors for displaying a sense of unity, a sense of goal and a sense of commitment".

But next year's presidential race appears to have tightened in recent months with the APC hit by a wave of defections over Buhari's leadership style.

The cleric who is a persistent critic of the Buhari administration has also indicated interest to run for the presidency at a year he is yet to disclose.



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