The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s National Convention started on Saturday, October 6 ended in the afternoon of Sunday, October 7.
The opposition party’s bigwigs and delegates stormed Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital for the make or mar convention and presidential primary where they elected former vice president Atiku Abubakar to slug it out with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
Though there were reported incidents of vote buying among the delegates, the major opposition party said the election was free and fair. Also, none of the co-contestants has voiced out any grievance concerning the conduct of the primary.
NAIJ.com, through an insightful minute by minute updates, covered the primary from the beginning to the end.
A picture is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. Thus, in this piece, NAIJ.com collects some of the best shots that capture the PDP presidential primary.
The last-minute campaign: campaign posters of aspirants
Security guaranteed: Police anti-bomb squadron
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Food vendors making money from the convention
The stage is set at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers state
PDP leaders on sit for the main business of the convention, security men on guard
A cross section of delegates and supporters at the stadium
Delegates from Rivers state
Entertainment: The hip hop star, Davido, is on the ground to light up the convention
Speaker Yakubu Dogara arriving at the convention
Voting cubicles set; voting about to begin
Voting starts: A physically challenged delegate waiting for his turn to vote
The PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, casting his vote
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Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state casting his vote
Voting ends; sorting and counting begin
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar declared winner
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