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Atiku a man with burning passion for the emancipation of Nigeria – Ogunbiyi

Akin-Ogunbiyi
A senatorial aspirant in Osun state, Akin Ogunbiyi, Sunday congratulated former Vice President Atiku Abubakar after his emergence as the presidential candidate of the party.

He also noted that the party has produced a “candidate with a burning passion for the emancipation of Nigeria and Nigerians.”

This was communicated in a statement Ogunbiyi’s Press Secretary, Ismail Afolabi in Osogbo, noting that the national convention of the party was hitched free and credible.

Atiku clinched the presidential ticket of the PDP on Sunday.

The former VP polled 1,532 votes out of a total of 3,221, representing almost 50% of the entire delegates’ votes.

His closest rival, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state scored 693 votes, while Senate President Bukola Saraki came third with 317 votes.

Ogunbiyi, however, lauded all the aspirants noting that they “were eminently qualified to lead the nation and praised them for their resolutions to work for the success of the party in the general election.”

The PDP stalwart who was the deputy chairman of Hospitality Committee at the convention and Osun State Coordinator of Atiku Campaign Organisation, also acknowledged the party delegates across the federation and thumped up for Osun delegation over the success of the convention.

He opined that “the conduct of our great party at the primary is a confirmation to the whole world and Nigerians that PDP is ready to give good leadership and deliver the dividend of democracy.”

He projected that February 2019 presidential election would be a straight contest between Atiku and President Muhammad Buhari, the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress, pointing out that with Atiku’s capacity, competence and strength of character, the PDP has gotten it right and set for an unstoppable march to victory in February 2019.

Ogunbiyi who is an ‘undue’ tussle for the senatorial ticket of the Osun-west with the director of the PDP governorship candidate’s campaign organisation, Lere Oyewumi.

The duo in a meeting facilitated by Senate President Bukola Saraki, signed a peace agreement to put an end to the rivalry between the duo so as to combine forces to defeat the APC candidate in the Osun State gubernatorial election.

According to a report confirmed by the Afolabi, the PDP national executive council had given his principal an automatic senatorial ticket following a deal struck to work with Adeleke in the last election.

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