Buhari Beats Atiku, Others To Grab APC Presidential Ticket

General Muhammadu Buhari (retired), the former Nigerian Head of State and candidate in the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was on Thursday declared winner of the just concluded exercise after he polled 3,430 to beat other notable aspirants on the party’s platform including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who polled 954.

Buhari maintained a landslide victory over others at the election which began on Wednesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State.

Sam Nda-Isaiah, the publisher of Leadership Newspapers, got a mere 10 votes to come last among the contestants.

With the result, Buhari now takes on President Goodluck Jonathan, who Thursday night got a unanimous endorsement to hold on to the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The counting began on Thursday afternoon after it took five hours, thirty minutes to sort the ballot papers. In all, a total of 7,214 delegates voted in the exercise.

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