The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the 2023 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, has been issued with a certificate of return by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
Atiku deafeted other aspirants with 371 votes to emerge winner of the PDP primary at the party’s special convention held in Abuja over the weekend.
The former Vice President was handed the certificate of return on Wednesday at the party’s headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Abuja.
Speaking before the certificate of return was issued to Atiku, Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the PDP, described Atiku as “the man of today and tomorrow”, adding that he is Nigeria’s next president.
He said there is no victor and loser in the contest, and that it is the party that won.
Responding, Atiku appreciated the party for being impartial in the conduct of the presidential primary election.
He said the party members must work together to win the 2023 presidency.
In attendance at the meeting are, fomer Senate President, Olubukola Saraki, Tari Olivia, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, Ahmadu Fintiri, Governor of Adamawa state and Ifeanyi Okowo, Governor of Delta State.