By Chux Odoh
The Waziri of Adamawa, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was on Sunday afternoon October 7 declared the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party National Elective Convention to become the party’s flag bearer for the 2019 elections.
The former Vice-President who was making his 4th attempt to become the presidential candidate defeated 11 other aspirants to set up a major showdown for Nigeria’s general elections which will take place in February 2019.
The victory of Atiku has since generated a lot of conversations and permutations as Nigerians on Twitter discuss the significance of his emergence as the PDP candidate.
Others like Ovation Publisher, Dele Momodu and Nigeria’s former Aviation minister, Femi Fani Kayode, sent Alhaji Abubakar congratulatory messages.
See tweets below
Atiku is exactly the kind of candidate we need right now. A man with influence, funds, power and a wide reach.#ATIKU2019
— Diana 💖 (@MizGlamfairy) October 7, 2018
— Ebovi Wali (@ebovi_wali) October 7, 2018
Even tho I support APC, I want atiku to win this. Buhari should go back to his village. We are tired.
— Infamous Minded (@PRODEEGY) October 7, 2018
Atiku is a job provider. He is a successful biz man. He is detribalized.. he believes in women empowerment. I suggest people read his policies now esp if you are jobless , tired and looking for a better economy. This nxt election must be issue based.
— CassandraReigns (@cassiereigns) October 7, 2018
— peakyblinder (@peaakyblinder) October 7, 2018
Congratulations to Turaki Adamawa Waziri ATIKU ABUBAKAR on clinching the PDP Presidential ticket and salute his doggedness since his first appearance on the political stage 25 years ago against Chief MOSHOOD ABIOLA BABAGANA KINGIBE and others…
— Dele Momodu Ovation (@DeleMomodu) October 7, 2018
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) October 7, 2018
Congrats to the Waziri of Adamawa Atiku Abubakar on a great victory. Now is the time for each and every one of us in @OfficialPDPNig to come together as a party and prepare for the presidential election. @APCNigeria get ready for war! @MBuhari prepare for your retirement!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) October 7, 2018
Atiku Abubakar won this Primary election when he appointed Gbenga Daniel to Head his campaign. Gbenga delivered South West PDP delegates
— Ayokunle (@Oddy4real) October 7, 2018
I congratulate His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, Waziri Adamawa, and by the grace of God and the votes of Nigerians, the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I believe you are the best candidate. Congratulations 🎊🎉💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/IpKS6AfcNd
— PAUL EZE 🇳🇬 (@paul_iyke) October 7, 2018
You mean to tell me that Kwankwaso couldn’t even beat Atiku Abubakar??
Lmaoo Atiku Abubakar?
How did his supporters manage to convince us that he’s good enough to beat PMB??
— Sarki. (@Waspapping_) October 7, 2018