Crisis looms as Oshiomole meets with APC Governors over Primaries

Marsha Scott
October 8, 2018

The delegates accredited to vote at the primary poll totaled 3, 221.

The party led by Buhari, who is seen as an anti-corruption crusader in graft-tainted Nigeria, swept to power in 2015 with the first opposition victory at the ballot box in the country's history.

Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation with some 190 million inhabitants from around 250 ethnic groups spread across a mostly Muslim north and mostly Christian south.

The national chairman also promised Nigerians an all-inclusive government if the party's candidate is elected as president.

Concise News had reported earlier that the former Vice President emerged victor of the party's presidential primary with 1,532 votes while his closest contender, Aminu Tambuwal, polled 693 votes.

"Before the PDP primaries, Atiku came to us in Afenifere and promised us that he was going to restructure the country, and we have already said that anybody who wants to restructure with all seriousness, such a person will be our candidate".

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He then entered the private sector, investing in oil services and agriculture, among other industries.

But he has been dogged by controversies over his numerous wives and more than 20 children as well as corruption allegations. People should remember where we are coming from and where we are, right now.

Also Sunday, fierce Buhari critic Obiageli Ezekwesili announced that she would throw her hat into the ring for the presidency.

The former Minister said should the delegates reject him, that they should however, not hesitate to vote for Saraki whom he said is his brother.

The PDP's long list of aspirants contesting for the party's presidential ticket includes Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former vice president, Atiku Abubakar; Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo; and former governors including Sule Lamido, Ahmed Makarfi, Attahiru Bafarawa, Jonah Jang and Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Nigeria's law allows for a president to serve a maximum of two four-year terms.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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