Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

PDP Primary: Dankwambo beats Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso

PDP Primary: Dankwambo beats Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso

Dankwambo is a two-time governor of Gombe State, first winning by a landslide in the governorship election of April 26, 2011.

Coming a distant third was the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Sokoto State governor and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) Aminu Tambuwal on Saturday said only a candidate that understands the complexities of the country can deliver it from challenges.

"This is a victory for all of us".

He said, "One would not be entirely wrong if we say that the problem of Nigeria, or the bane of development of this country is bad leadership".

Abubakar has already run for the presidency four times.

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PoliticsNGR earlier reported that the Governors under the party had earlier met with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Political parties had until Sunday to select their candidates.

Ezekwesili, co-founder of the Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International, is best known in Nigeria for creating the BringBackOurGirls movement after Boko Haram jihadists abducted more than 200 schoolgirls in 2014.

The handling of the economy has already emerged as a major issue at the start of the election cycle in Africa's top oil producer, which also plays a key role in regional wars against Islamist insurgents. It emerged from recession early previous year but growth remains sluggish and inflation above the central bank's single-digit target range.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The duo went on to win elections in February 1999, and Mr Abubakar was sworn-in as Nigeria's second democratically elected vice-president on May 29, 1999.

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