WORLD Nigeria ex-VP Abubakar wins primary to challenge for presidency

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Nigeria ex-VP Abubakar wins primary to challenge for presidency

AFP

19:54, October 07, 2018

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar will challenge incumbent Muhammadu Buhari for the Nigerian presidency after winning the opposition Democratic Peoples Party primary, an AFP reporter at the vote said Sunday.

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Atiku Abubakar speaks during a media briefing in Lagos on September 3, 2018. (AFP Photo)

Abubakar, 71, won 1,532 votes, trouncing his main rival Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of northern Sokoto state who scored 693 votes at the party's convention in the southeastern oil hub of Port Harcourt.

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