Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, who contested in the PDP primaries but lost the race to Atiku Abubakar who is now the flagbearer of the party has gotten the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket ahead of the 2019 elections.
Tambuwal is among the 36 candidates the party would submit their names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
A PDP source said:
“We are forging ahead with our preparation and as we said, all segments of the party are being carried along,”
“We have given the governorship ticket to Aminu Tambuwal to be our candidate in Sokoto State next year.
He is a good party man and we also know that he will deliver the state to the PDP.
“We couldn’t have denied him the governorship ticket just because he wanted to be the presidential candidate, which he lost to another eminently qualified person, Atiku Abubakar.”