Festus Keyamo, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Labour and Employment, has congratulated Atiku Abubakar on his victory at the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday.
Keyamo said he welcomes a ‘familiar customer’ to the 2023 presidential race.
The minister said this on his Twitter page.
Keyamo wrote: “Congratulations to Atiku on his emergence as the candidate of @OfficialPDPNig for the 2023 Presidential election.
“Unlike in 2019, we face different permutations and different circumstances for the general elections this time around. We welcome this familiar ‘customer’ to the race.”
Atiku polled a total of 371 votes to defeat his closest rival, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who garnered 237 votes.
Details of the votes scored by other aspirants are as follows: Bukola Saraki – 70, Udom Emmanuel- 38, Bala Mohammed -20, Pius Anyim- 14, Sam Ohabunwa -1, and Olivia Tariela- 1.