Congrats Atiku: Cheery Tweets, Pledges Of Support From Dankwambo, Others

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The Oasis Reporters

October 9, 2018

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate in the 2019 election.

Majority of the monitored tweets of felicitation to the newly chosen People’s Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar makes interesting reading. It almost foretells the coalition of support from co-contestants for the ticket as well as from others that the forthcoming election early next year would be one of a difference, analysts say.

Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, who was one of the contestants that made an impressive first time run but lost the nomination ticket to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar nevertheless, congratulated the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the following tweet:

In his twitter handle, ‏ @HEDankwambo, he said: “Congratulations to Former Vice President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on his emergence as the flag bearer of our great party, the People’s Democratic Party.

We are united under one Umbrella and we will work assiduously for our party’s victory in 2019.’’

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state also congratulated the four time presidential candidate, Abubakar, for winning the party’s ticket to stand for the fifth time in 2019.

Gov N E Wike Information ‏ @GovWike said: GOVERNOR WIKE CONGRATULATES FORMER VICE PRESIDENT ATIKU ABUBAKAR ON HIS EMERGENCE AS PDP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE.’’

The PDP publicity secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, also tweeted

‏ @officialKola“Congratulations to His Excellency, Alh. Atiku Abubakar,GCON, Wazirin Adamawa,the former Vice President of our great country Nigeria as you emerge as the official Presidential flag bearer of our great party @OfficialPDPNig.

Trenchant and unrelenting critic of the APC, Reno Omokri also tweeted @renoomokri “HE @atiku Abubakar is the next President of Nigeria by God’s Grace. If you believe, all I ask is just for you to comment by saying Amen!’’
Well, Reno Omokri acted his part as the young pastor that he is.

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of Culture, former minister of Aviation, former spokesman for then President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Campaign spokesman for ex President Goodluck Jonathan, was not left out:

At the end of the count of the votes at the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar polled 1,532 to clinch the ticket.

The Fulani-born Waziri of Adamawa, businessman and politician beat 11 other contestants to face another tribesman, incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 2019 presidential election.

His closest rival, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, scored 693 votes.

Atiku, a native of a Fulani village of Jada in Adamawa state, was earlier at the end of votes sorting declared the winner of the primary by his agents Messrs Gbenga Daniel and Ben Bruce.

With the win, Atiku Abubakar would have to face incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC and Mr Donald Duke of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and some others in the February 2019 presidential election.

NAN
In-house reporting.

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