Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described the party’s Presidential primary as the most credible since the return of democracy in Nigeria.
The Waziri Adamawa said this on Sunday while giving his acceptance speech at the PDP convention venue in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.
Concise News had reported earlier that the former Vice President emerged winner of the party’s presidential primary with 1,532 votes while his closest contender, Aminu Tambuwal, polled 693 votes.
In his acceptance speech, Abubakar commended his fellow competitors for displaying a sense of unity, a sense of purpose and a sense of commitment.
His words: “Today, we are witnessing a landmark event. A landmark event in the sense that since the rebranding of our great party, the PDP, and infact I daresay, since the return of democratic rule of governance in this country, we have witnessed the most credible transparent and fair primaries.
“Let me also commend my fellow competitors for displaying a sense of unity, a sense of purpose and a sense of commitment. This is a very rare event; my fellow compatriots have really shown that the interest of the party and that of the people of this country is paramount and more important than our individual interest.
“I want to pay tribute to each and every one of them assure you that I am ever ready to work with each and every one of them for the realisation of the victory of our party in the forthcoming elections”, he added.