This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Monday, October 08 2018
Atiku Wins With 1532 Votes – PDP Presidential Primaries Results
Voting has ended at the PDP Presidential Primaries, the results of the election are getting collated at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers state venue of the convention.
The PDP Convention will end months of speculation about who’s to be the flag-bearer for the party.
Tambuwal Campaign Speaks About ‘Contesting’ Atiku Victory In Court
The Campaign Organisation of Aminu Tambuwal has described the outcome of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as transparent, open, free and fair.
The party’s elective convention is gradually winding down in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Atiku Accepts PDP Ticket, Thanks Obasanjo For Making Him Vice-President
The winner of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Primaries and flag-bearer of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described the election under which he emerged as the most credible since the return of democracy in Nigeria.
Atiku noted that he had been given a mandate that was paramount and more important than individual interests.
Fani-Kayode Congratulates Atiku
Former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has congratulated Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who just emerged as the flag-beared of the Peoples Democratic party.
He urged the All Progressive Congress party (APC) to get ready for war as regards the 2019 presidential race.
Presidency Denies Buhari’s Connection To El-Rufai Purported Letter
The Presidency has denied that President Muhammadu Buhari had anything to do with a letter making the news that President had given a Governor or anyone else the authorization to punish APC aspirants who has their loyalty in question.
The Presidency made this clarification in a press statement made available to Naija News by the senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
Okorocha’s Son-in-law, Nwosu Wins APC Governorship Ticket
The son-in-law and former Chief of Staff to the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, as being voted the All Progressive Congress (APC) flag bearer for the governorship election in Imo State come 2019.
Nwosu won the contest out of eight aspirants with 269, 524 votes.