Crisis looms as Oshiomole meets with APC Governors over Primaries

BREAKING | Aisha Buhari Berates Oshiomole Over Irregularities in APC's Nationwide Primaries

One of the 13 aspirants jostling for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential ticket, Tanimu Turaki, has asked PDP delegates to vote for the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, if, for whatever reasons, they rejected him.

NAN reports that 14, 842, 072 members of the APC had at the party's National Presidential Convention in Abuja, affirmed President Buhari as the candidate of the party for the 2019 Presidential Election.

Dankwambo is a 56-year-old former Accountant General of the Federation and former Accountant General of Gombe.

Mr Abubakar defeated 11 other aspirants at the opposition party's convention held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday and Sunday.

He has long enjoyed support from the business elite in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos for his conservative-capitalist ideals and, as vice president in a PDP administration from 1999-2007, implemented a programme of liberalisation in areas including the telecoms sector.

It said the PDP nomination would be a tight race between Abubakar and Tambuwal.

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"Before the PDP primaries, Atiku came to us in Afenifere and promised us that he was going to restructure the country, and we have already said that anybody who wants to restructure with all seriousness, such a person will be our candidate".

The meeting with Buhari was attended by Eight Governors and lasted for over an hour. "The task to get Nigeria working again starts now", he wrote, even before final results were in.

He said "As at thursday, APC brought hoodlums to create an atmosphere of insecurity in Rivers State".

Buhari ran unopposed, and "his name shall be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission as the candidate of the party in the 2019 Presidential election", Fayemi added. People should remember where we are coming from and where we are, right now.

The duo went on to win elections in February 1999, and Mr Abubakar was sworn-in as Nigeria's second democratically elected vice-president on May 29, 1999.

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