PDP Preaidential primaries: Saraki congratulates Atiku, says process was free and fair

Presidential aspirant and senate President Bukola Saraki has congratulated the winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries, Atiku Abubakar.

In a statement by Saraki on Sunday, shortly after the result for the primaries were announced, he hailed his party for what he termed ‘transparent, free and fair’ election.

Saraki said he knew that from day one, that only one candidate would emerge as winner and therefore congratulated Atiku for the ‘well deserved victory’.

See full statement below

Today is a great day for our party, Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), because it has shown what men and women of our party can do. Today has shown that the interest of our party and the Nigerian people is more important than our individual interests.

I want to thank Governor Okowa for planning and organizing this transparent, free and fair Presidential Primary and Convention.

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.