The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has rewarded the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, with the party’s governorship ticket for the 2019 election, an investigation by SUNDAY PUNCH has revealed.
Tambuwal is on the list of the party’s 36 governorship candidates being prepared to be submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Tambuwal was among the 13 presidential aspirants of the party, who contested the primary at the national convention of the party held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, between October 6 and 7.
The primary was won by a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, with Tambuwal coming a distant second.
A member of the NWC of the party, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told our correspondent that the party took the decision to reward Tambuwal with the ticket based on his loyalty and understanding with the members of the State Working Committee of the PDP.
Punch, October 21, 2018
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