Ekweremadu says Atiku is Nigeria’s next president

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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.

"On behalf of other presidential aspirants, I thank Chairman of NWC, Governor Okowa for putting in place a transparent election and showing that PDP can make it right".

The reason for the meetings is due to the controversies that have trailed the party's governorship and senatorial primaries in some states such as Zamfara, Ondo, Kaduna and Ogun.

He commended his fellow contestants for displaying unity of goal and commitment, saying: "I can not do it alone; I need your understanding; I need your participation". Under President Olusegun Obasanjo, I learnt a lot as Vice President.

"This is a victory for all of us".

According to Odumakin, "Looking at it, PDP is parading about 13 aspirants and at the end of the day, only one will emerge and from the look of things they have some very formidable names, I mean Atiku is a very strong candidate, Saraki, Kwankwaso are all strong candidates".

With the feat, he secured another opportunity to square up with old political foe and incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), whose nomination was also affirmed at the party convention held in Abuja on Saturday. You have stayed on course over the years and truly, you deserve this victory.

The poll, which was conducted by DailyTrust, a national newspaper also featured Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, and Rabiu Kwankwaso, who had received most votes in various previously conducted polls. "We will all work for the Atiku-PDP ticket to succeed and contribute ideas into solving the problems confronting Nigeria today". When our reporter visited bureau de change in Port Harcourt, he saw many visitors rushing to change their monies. "I think he was elected because he has a war chest to undo the APC", he said. "Simply put, in the PDP Presidential primary, every vote counted".

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