The just elected presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, October 7, received series of congratulatory messages.
The messages were mainly from Nigerians, his co-aspirants and some other political bigwigs of the PDP.
Among those who congratulated Atiku included the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, the governor of Gombe state and also an aspirant for the presidential ticket under the platform of the PDP, Ibrahim Dankwambo.
Saraki in his congratulatory message to Atiku said: "I congratulate our Presidential Candidate, Your Excellency, Alhaji @atiku Abubakar, for your victory. You have stayed on course over the years and truly, you deserve this victory. #PDPPresidentialPrimaries."
We always knew from Day 1 that only one candidate would emerge. On behalf of all the aspirants, I want to assure Alhaji @atiku Abubakar that we will work with you to ensure that come 2019, you emerge as Nigeria’s next President. #PDPPresidentialPrimaries.
Today is a great day for our party, @OfficialPDPNig, because it has shown what men and women of our party can do. Today has shown that the interest of our party and the Nigerian people is more important than our individual interests.
Thank you everyone for supporting our vision to #GrowNigeria," Saraki added.
Others are: the chairman of the PDP national convention, Ifeanyi Okowa, governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and many others.
Okowa said: "Congratulations Your Excellency Alhaji Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) as you emerged the @OfficialPDPNig presidential flag bearer at the #PDPpresidentialPrimaries in PH today. This is a win for PDP and we will all work together as we advance to more wins in 2019."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Atiku won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election to emerge as its presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election.
In the election conducted on Saturday, October 6 at the party’s convention which took place in Port Harcourt, the former vice president defeated 11 other political bigwigs in the party.
He is expected to provide stiff competition to President Muhammadu Buhari who emerged as the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate.
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