Reasons why Atiku won in PDP primaries–Doyin Okupe

The former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan,
Doyin Okupe has reacted to the emergence of former Vice
President, Atiku Abubakar, as the presidential candidate of the
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections.
Atiku scored 1532 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Aminu
Tambuwal, who polled 693 vote and Bukola Saraki at 317votes.
Okupe, who is the Chairman, Media Committee of Abubakar Bukola
Saraki Presidential Campaign, in a post on his official Twitter page
said Atiku defeated other aspirants because of his plans for
He noted that Atiku’s declaration as PDP Presidential candidate
was a deserved victory owing to his advocacy for restructuring.
Okupe wrote: “Atiku won a deserved victory.It was not just about
money rather it was a victory for restructuring.
“Atiku’s advocacy and commitment was believed by leaders of
South West, South East and South South, hence the massive
support by their delegates.”

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