Sokoto State governor and Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) Aminu Tambuwal on Saturday said only a candidate that understands the complexities of the country can deliver it from challenges.
The Waziri Adamawa paid tribute to Obasanjo on Sunday while giving his acceptance speech at the PDP convention venue in Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.
Abubakar also beat 10 other aspirants including Senate President Bukola Saraki and Rabiu Kwankwaso, ex-governor of Kano, to clinch the opposition party's ticket.
"It is historic because we are starting a new journey because Mr. President has just won an election to be the candidate in what I will term his last political journey". A lot comes into play, so again, I cannot say whether he will win or lose.
He has long enjoyed support from the business elite in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos for his conservative-capitalist ideals and, as vice president in a PDP administration from 1999-2007, implemented a programme of liberalisation in areas including the telecoms sector. The president has already been declared the APC candidate for the election.
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"I didn't take any swipe at the administration of President Buhari. The task to get Nigeria working again starts now".
Bakare, however, said numerous parties were pretenders and they would need to "rise above the cacophony of noise" they were making to make impact in the elections.
Also, the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, said that President Buhari had performed excellently well in all sectors of Nigerian economy.
He said 2019 presented another opportunity for citizens to realise the destiny of the country by participating in the process and voting right.
Prior to Buhari taking office in 2015, the PDP had been the only party in power since the west African country's transition to civilian rule in 1999.