Nigeria's Buhari to face Atiku Abubakar in re-election bid

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has faced growing pressure to step down because of failing health after spending several months in London last year treating an undisclosed ailment

Saraki in a statement signed by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu also commended the delegates to the convention and members of the organizing committte led by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State for holding a convention in which a candidate was elected in a free, fair, transparent and rancour-free atmosphere.

The reason for the meetings is due to the controversies that have trailed the party's governorship and senatorial primaries in some states such as Zamfara, Ondo, Kaduna and Ogun.

"Let me also commend my fellow competitors for displaying a sense of unity, a sense of goal and a sense of commitment".

"Finally, on a personal note, I wouldn't have been standing where I am standing today if my former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo have not made me his vice-president".

We always knew from Day 1 that only one candidate would emerge.

"I want to pay tribute to each and every one of them assure you that I am ever ready to work with each and every one of them for the realisation of the victory of our party in the forthcoming elections".

The poll, which was conducted on Twitter by DailyTrust, a national newspaper headquartered Abuja, also featured Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, and Rabiu Kwankwaso, who were received most votes in various previously conducted polls. "Once again sir, congratulations", said the Senate President.

CUPP is the umbrella body of about 40 opposition political parties.

"Governor Waziri Tambuwal was supposed to emerge as candidate today (yesterday), but if you talk of national clout to defeat the APC, it is Atiku".

#PDPPresidentialPrimary: Who is the best candidate for @OfficialPDPNig?

Aisha Buhari, wife of Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has censured the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over what she says was the rule by impunity and manipulation.

In 1992, Atiku contested for the presidential ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) but lost to Chief MKO Abiola.

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