PDP presidential primary: Saraki, Ekweremadu, Dogara congratulate Atiku

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for emerging as the Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the just concluded national convention of the party held in Port Harcourt.

Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu in Abuja on Sunday, also commended the delegates to the convention.

He lauded members of the organising committee, led by Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, for holding a convention in which a candidate was elected in a free, fair, transparent and rancour-free atmosphere.

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has also congratulated the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) presidential primary election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Ekweremadu made this known in a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on Sunday.

He also congratulated the other aspirants and the PDP on what he described “crucial and rancor-free”, election, noting that the process was more important than everything else as all the aspirants were eminently qualified to lead the nation.

Also the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has congratulated former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on his emergence as the presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The speaker said this in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, on Sunday in Abuja.

Dogara said that the task before Atiku was how to unite with other aspirants to work toward the success of the party in the 2019 elections.

He expressed confidence that with proper strategies and consensus, the party would win the 2019 elections.

The speaker commended other aspirants for accepting the outcomes of the exercise, stating that their dedicated involvement was the foundation that would lead the party to victory in the presidential elections.