…directs delegates to vote for ex-VP
Sokoto State Governor and Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Aminu Tambuwal, has withdrawn from the race, endorsing former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
Tambuwal also directed his supporters among the delegates to vote for Atiku.
Tambuwal announced his withdrawal from the race shortly before the presidential primary election kicked off at the MKO Abiola International Stadium venue of the exercise in Abuja.
The Sokoto governor said, “Haven’t consulted so many people across the country the time has come to make the sacrifice for the good of the country and the party and also to minimise rancour and justle for power among aspirants, I have come to conclusion to step down from the race.
“I urge my supporters to vote for Atiku Abubakar.”
Tambuwal’s announcement of his withdrawal from the race drew thunderous applause from supporters and delegates at the venue of the event.