When you come second in a contest, it hurts that you could have been first but when the margin is what Atiku gave Tambuwal on Sunday, accepting defeat should be easier.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar scored 1,532 votes to clinch the presidential ticket of the PDP for the 2019 general elections with Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State scoring 693.

With his 693 votes being the closest any opponent got in the party’s elective convention held in Port Harcourt, Tambuwal has congratulated the Waziri Adamawa for his feat.

Tambuwal, in a letter addressed to Atiku, dated October 8, and issued on Monday in Abuja, pledged to support his presidential bid.

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“On behalf of myself, my family, and millions of my supporters from across the length and breadth of the country, I heartily rejoice with and congratulate you on your emergence as the flag bearer of our great political party, the PDP.

“Your emergence through a transparent process is a testament to the fact that the PDP is now a reformed party and has sent a strong signal about our resolve to bring about the desired national transformation needed to turn around the fortunes of our beloved nation Nigeria,” he said.

Tambuwal promised to work with Atiku to ensure that he emerged victorious in the 2019 general elections and urged members of the PDP to roll up their sleeves to ensure victory for it. 

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