Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has congratulated former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for picking the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Tambuwal, in a letter addressed to Atiku on Monday, pledged to support his presidential bid.
Atiku scored 1,532 votes to clinch the ticket, while Tambuwal who got 693 votes was the closest opponent in the party’s national convention held over the weekend in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
“On behalf of myself, my family, and millions of my supporters from across the length and breadth of the country, I heartily rejoice with and congratulate you on your emergence as the flag bearer of our great political party, the PDP.
“Your emergence through a transparent process is a testament to the fact that the PDP is now a reformed party and has sent a strong signal about our resolve to bring about the desired national transformation needed to turn around the fortunes of our beloved nation Nigeria,” he said.
Tambuwal promised to work with Atiku to ensure that he emerged victorious in the 2019 general election, and urged members of the PDP to roll up their sleeves to ensure its victory in next year’s polls.