•Offer him their support
By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
The Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor of Gombe State Ibrahim Dankwambo and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike have all congratulated former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar over his emergence as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election.
Atiku emerged the candidate of the PDP for the 2019 presidential election after polling over 1,532 votes.
Saraki in his Twitter handle stated: “I congratulate our Presidential Candidate, Your Excellency, Alhaji @Atiku Abubakar, for your victory. You have stayed on course over the years and truly, you deserve this victory.
“We always knew from Day 1 that only one candidate would emerge. On behalf of all the aspirants, I want to assure Alhaji @Atiku Abubakar that we will work with you to ensure that come 2019, you emerge as Nigeria’s next President.”
Wike also in Twitter handle said: “I want to congratulate my brother and friend @atiku for emerging victorious in the #PDPConventionPHC. You haven’t missed an opportunity to prove how much of a unifier you are. The Rivers State government and its entire people shall throw our weight behind you.”
On his part, Dankwambo, who was one of the contenders has assured Nigerians that they would all queue behind Atiku to work assiduously for the party’s victory in 2019.
He said: “Congratulations to Former Vice President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on his emergence as the flag bearer of our great party, the Peoples Democratic Party. We are united under one Umbrella and we will work assiduously for our party’s victory in 2019.”
In his congratulatory message, the senator representing Bayelsa East in the Senate, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, said: “Wdon’t believe in ‘other rooms’!”
While former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has declared that Atiku is Nigeria’s next President.”
According to him, “I urge the other aspirants to immediately congratulate HE @Atiku and unite behind him to permanently retire that tyrant in @AsoRock. I also noticed that @aishambuhari is complaining about APC primaries. I urge her to decamp to @OfficialPDPNig.