Mrs. Buhari knocks Nigeria ruling APC over impunity, manipulation

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari was the sole contender for the ruling All Progressives Congress party

Abubakar garnered 1,532 votes, trouncing his closest rival Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of northern Sokoto state who scored 693 votes.

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.

Speaking with our correspondent in Akure on Sunday on the development, the Secretary General of the Afenifere, Bashorun Sehinde Arogbofa, described Atiku as a politician who had paid his dues in Nigeria politics.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Port Harcourt streets had been festooned with conference banners, while police said thousands of officers were deployed to the PDP primary.

Governor Wike took his leave immediately after congratulating victor of the PDP Presidential aspirant, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

"I want to thank Governor Okowa for planning and organizing this transparent, free and fair Presidential Primary and Convention", Saraki stated.

Not even the challenge of infrastructure, not the bloodletting we are witnessing in different parts of Nigeria from Zamfara, down to the middle-belt states of Taraba, Benue, Plateau, Southern Kaduna, Adamawa and the rest and sundry acts of kidnapping across this country.

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Mr Abubakar later ran for presidency on the platform of the Action Congress, having quit the PDP on account of his issues with President Obasanjo.

He, however, noted that the opposition must come together to defeat the ruling party in the forthcoming presidential election.

Nigerians will elect governors and lawmakers as well as the president in elections set for February and March next year.

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