"PDP delegates feed fat as aspirants 'lobby, bribe" for votes

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Jonathan also appealed to delegates to choose rightly even as he commended the spirit of sportsmanship of the aspirants for choosing to support whoever emerged as the party's presidential candidate. "I am convinced that you have all it takes to take Nigeria to greater heights and transform her into a hub for prosperity and happiness", he said.

Dickson stated this while reacting to Atiku's emergence as the PDP presidential candidate after the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers.

Atiku Abubakar won on Sunday nearly half the votes cast in a primary race to become the main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year's elections, party officials said.

He said Atiku polled 1,532 votes while Aminu Tambuwal polled 693 votes to place second.

Some of Mr Abubakar's challengers have conceded defeat and congratulated him as well.

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In a congratulation message, the Speaker charged the Presidential hopeful to ensure that unite other aspirants towards the success of the party. "But I can assure you that they are feeding fat".

Some 3,619 delegates to the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) now going on in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, are feeding fat as presidential aspirants have continued to jostle for the party's apex ticket.

Others were former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, 48; Governor of Bauchi State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, 111; former Governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi, 74; and former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Nigerians, especially on social media had reacted to Atiku's win.