Abubakar Atiku has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the 2019 presidential election, and few hours after that, he has started getting the backings of many.

The former Vice-President on Sunday emerged the PDP presidential candidate for the 2019 elections as he polled 1,532 votes to trounce other aspirants.

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, came second with 693 votes while a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, garnered 158 votes to come fourth, behind Saraki who came third.

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Now that Atiku is the PDP presidential candidate, 39 parties under the umbrella of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), led by the PDP said they would adopt him as consensus candidate for the election in order to dislodge President Muhammad Buhari in 2019.

The CUPP in a statement issued late on Sunday, October 7, by its Spokesman, Ikenga Ugochinyere said the process of his adoption would start this week.

Also, some youth leaders from the South-South geo-political zone, under the auspices of Niger Delta Coalition for Peace and Progress (NDCPP), had congratulated Atiku Abubakar over his victory at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential primaries.

The group, in a statement on Sunday signed by Charles Kalada Dan-Jumbo, however, urged the presidential hopeful to consider apologising to the geo-political zone over events leading to 2015 polls.

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