Results of voting from the two-day National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have started trickling in.
The main opposition party is expected to confirm its presidential candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the 2019 presidential election.
Among the aspirants hoping to grab the party’s single ticket are former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; A two-time Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, and a former Minister of Education and two-time Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau.
Others are two-time Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi: Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto state; the Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki; A former member of the House of Representatives, Datti Baba-Ahmed; the immediate past President of the Senate, David Mark; and a former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah David Jang.
DAILY POST will bring you live updates of results as we get them.
Atiku Abubakar emerges PDP presidential candidate
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has emerged winner of the People Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate ahead of the 2019 general elections.
As at the time of report, Atiku had already polled over 800 votes ahead of his closest rival, Aminu Tambuwal who polled 693 votes.
Meanwhile, counting is still on.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has overtaken the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal in the race for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential ticket.
Atiku’s agent, Deuben Oniyan, has received more ballot papers from the ongoing sorting of votes than Tambuwal’s.
Tambuwal was initially in the lead.
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) October 7, 2018