With the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, many of his co-contestants are to pick governorship and senatorial tickets for the general elections.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal were among the 12 presidential aspirants who sought to fly the ticket of the PDP in next year’s presidential election. Unfortunately, they failed in their bid to clinch the ticket. Atiku was the choice of the delegates with a total of 1,532 votes.
….A source revealed that Alhaji Gold is holding the ticket in trust for Saraki, and now that he lost the presidential ticket, he will likely surrender the senatorial ticket for the Senate President to return to the Senate next year.
New Telegraph, October 8, 2018
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