Nigeria’s Abubakar to challenge Buhari in 2019 presidential election after primary race win, what you need to know… - News Summed Up

Nigeria’s Abubakar to challenge Buhari in 2019 presidential election after primary race win, what you need to know…


Abubakar, 71 and a former vice president, will stand as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. PORT HARCOURT (Reuters) – Atiku Abubakar won on Sunday almost half the votes cast in a primary race to become the main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s elections, party officials said. Abubakar, 71 and a former vice president, will stand as the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. At a party convention on Saturday, the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) picked Buhari, who took office in 2015, for the February vote. Additional reporting by Chijioke Ohuocha and Camillus Eboh in Abuja; Editing by Andrew Heavens, Susan Fenton and Jan Harvey


Source: The North Africa Journal October 08, 2018 16:52 UTC



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