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Tinubu congratulates Atiku for winning PDP presidential ticket

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has congratulated the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for winning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential ticket for the 2023 election.

Radio Nigeria reports that Atiku was declared the winner of the PDP primary election during a special national convention at the velodrome of the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on Saturday.

In a statement by the Director, Media and Communication for the Tinubu Campaign Organisation, Mr Bayo Onanuga said Tinubu described Atiku as a worthy opponent in the forthcoming presidential election.

“I welcome the victory of Atiku Abubakar as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded primary election. I look forward to squaring up with him as a worthy opponent in the coming election,” Tinubu said.

Tinubu recounted the former vice-president as a formidable politician and a patriot who believes in the unity and progress of the country.

The APC presidential hopeful charged the PDP presidential candidate and all political actors across party lines to make this election season one that is devoid of bitterness, rancour and strife.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino; editing by Saadatu Albashir