A former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday received his Certificate of Return as the presidential candidate of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
BELLNEWS reports that Atiku collected the certificate at the headquarters of the PDP at Wadata Plaza in Abuja.
“I have just arrived at the Wadata Plaza, headquarters of the @OfficialPDPNig, to collect the Certificate of Return as the presidential candidate of our great party, the PDP.
A significant step toward creating One Nigeria,” Atiku wrote on his verified Twitter handle.
Atiku recently emerged as the presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2023 general election, having polled 371 votes to defeat his closest contender Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, who polled 237 votes
Since his entry into politics in 1993, Atiku has unsuccessfully contested five times for the Office of President of Nigeria in 1993, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.