Atiku Abubakar

Former Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, says ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar defeated other aspirants because of his plans to restructure Nigeria.

Atiku scored 1532 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who polled 693 votes, while the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, got 317 votes, to finish third at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary.

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Okupe, who is the Chairman, Media Committee of Abubakar Bukola Saraki Presidential Campaign, noted that the former vice president’s declaration as PDP Presidential candidate was a deserved victory owing to his advocacy for restructuring.

“Atiku won a deserved victory. It was not just about money rather it was a victory for restructuring,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Atiku’s advocacy and commitment were believed by leaders of South West, South East and South South, hence the massive support by their delegates.”