PDP presidential primary: Wike formally speaks on Atiku's candidacy

Abubakar who has already run for the presidency four times has amassed a huge fortune in the import-export business as well as oil agriculture and telecommunications

The group, which had earlier hosted Atiku in Akure, the Ondo State capital, had promised to support any presidential candidate that believes in the restructuring of the country.

Abubakar, 71 and a former vice president, will stand as the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate.

The statement argued that the just-concluded convention had confirmed that democracy in Nigeria can be entrusted in the PDP than the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), calling on Nigerians to give PDP another opportunity to manage the country.

Dankwambo is a 56-year-old former Accountant General of the Federation and former Accountant General of Gombe.

Reports emerged that following Atiku's emergence as the presidential candidate of the PDP, the Rivers State Governor immediately left the Adokie Amasiemeka Stadium in Port Harcourt, the venue of the PDP's national convention before the convention ended, shortly after congratulating the Atiku.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

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But as they say, it's better late than never! "A few tears, and then a bunch of laughs", said Ben. When the couple was unable to find the envelope they started searching the house.

"At the end of the day, it is either Atiku or Tambuwal", he said.

The meeting with Buhari was attended by Eight Governors and lasted for over an hour.

Chairman of convention planning committee Ifeanyi Okowa, who is governor of the southern Delta state, said all 12 contenders were still in the running. "The task to get Nigeria working again starts now", Abubakar said in a tweet.

Abubakar hopes to replicate Buhari's 2015 feat of winning a presidential election at the fourth attempt after he left the ruling APC party in November and re-joined the PDP a month later.

Buhari indicated in April that he planned to run for a second term.

Voters in the former British colony will elect governors and lawmakers as well as the president in elections set for February and March next year. People should remember where we are coming from and where we are, right now.

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