The national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has issued a certificate of return to Atiku Abubakar, winner of the party’s presidential primary election.
Atiku was handed the certificate of return on Wednesday at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.
The former Vice President had defeated Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers; Bukola Saraki, former senate president; Udom Emmanuel, Akwa Ibom governor; Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti; Bala Mohammed, Bauchi governor, among others, during the party’s presidential primary election last Saturday.
He had polled 371 votes to clinch the ticket to represent the party in the 2023 elections.
Speaking before the certificate of return was issued to Atiku, Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the PDP, described Atiku as “the man of today and tomorrow”, adding that he is Nigeria’s next president.
In his remarks, Atiku commended the PDP for being impartial in the conduct of the presidential primary election.
He said the party members must work together to win the 2023 presidency.