Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s vice president between 1999 and 2007, has been elected the presidential candidate of PDP (Peoples Democratic Party), Premium Times reports.
At a PDP national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, held Saturday and Sunday, Mr Abubakar defeated 11 other aspirants to clinch the hotly-contested ticket. His victory sets him as the main challenger to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election.
The ruling All Progressives Congress confirmed Mr Buhari as its candidate at a non-competitive convention in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday.
No surprises there: I predicted that in December 2017 when he returned to PDP.
I have noted that Buhari would be a big force and could easily win but if Atiku chooses a solid competent running mate, PDP will win. Together with Atiku, they need to revert to these generation-shaping policies for the nation.
Pillar 1 – Anti-Corruption & Business Reform: We will build a corruption-free nation where it would be extremely impossible to perpetuate corruption because technology will make things obviously transparent. All government systems must be structured to be corruption-resilient so that people that want to perpetuate corruption will fail. We will publish any government expense that is more than N10 million in a web diary which all citizens will have access to. This applies to all levels in the federal government, from ministries to agencies. For national security reasons, a segment will be available to the civil society and accredited press team. Our government will improve business systems and make doing business in our nation easier.
Atiku vs. Buhari – game set.---
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