The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will hold its presidential essential decision at an extraordinary convention this end of the week in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The PDP’s extensive rundown of aspirants challenging for the gathering’s presidential ticket incorporates Senate President, Bukola Saraki; previous Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo; and previous Governors Sule Lamido, Ahmed Makarfi, Attahiru Bafarawa, Jonah Jang and Rabiu Kwankwaso.
Other aspirants are previous Senate President, David Mark, previous Senator, Baba Datti Ahmed, and previous Minister Special Duties and Inter-administrative Affairs, Tanimu Turaki.
Here are profiles of the 5 aspirants for the PDP’s greatest prize this end of the week:
1. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
61-year-old Kwankwaso filled in as Governor of Kano State from 1999 to 2003 and from 2011 to 2015.
Kwankwaso lost his re-race fight in 2003 to Ibrahim Shekarau and was selected Defense Minister by President Olusegun Obasanjo instantly after.
In 2015, Kwankwaso challenged the APC presidential ticket with Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Sam Nda Isaiah and Rochas Okorocha.
Kwankwaso as of now speaks to Kano Central in the Senate. He was one of a bunch of APC congresspersons who dumped the gathering for the PDP on July 24, 2018.
2. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
Tambuwal is 52 years of age. He took in the ropes in governmental issues when he functioned as Personal Assistant on Legislative Affairs to Senator Abdullahi Wali, from 1999 to 2000.
Tambuwal was chosen into the House of Representatives to speak to the general population of Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency in 2003, on the stage of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP).
In 2007, Tambuwal dumped the ANPP for the Democratic People’s Party (DPP).
Tambuwal pursued Aliyu Wamakko to the PDP in 2007.
He served in different boards of trustees of the House and was Deputy Chief Whip in 2007.
Tambuwal was Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015.
In 2015, Tambuwal rose as Governor of Sokoto State and on August 1, 2018, he surrendered from the APC to the PDP.
3. Atiku Abubakar
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is 71 years of age.
Atiku served in the Nigeria Customs Service for a long time. He rose to the situation of Deputy Director of Customs- – the second most astounding position in the administration. He resigned in April 1989 and turned into a full-time specialist and government official.
Atiku has been running for President since 1993. Atiku came third behind Babagana Kingibe and MKO Abiola in the Social Democratic Party (SDP) presidential primaries of 1992.
Atiku kept running for the workplace of Governor of Gongola State (now Adamawa and the Taraba States) in 1991.
In 1998, Atiku was chosen Governor of Adamawa State. He was Governor-choose when he was chosen by the PDP as Olusegun Obasanjo’s running mate.
He filled in as Vice President to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007.
4. Abubakar Bukola Saraki
55-year-old Bukola Saraki filled in as Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011.
In 2011, Saraki was chosen congressperson by the general population of Kwara focal senatorial region. He was re-chosen congressperson on the APC stage in 2015.
On July 31, 2018, Saraki dumped the APC for the PDP
On August 30, 2018, Saraki pronounced that he will keep running for president.
5. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo
Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo is 56 years of age.
He has worked at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and as Accountant General of Gombe State.
Dankwambo was chosen Governor of Gombe in 2011 and was re-chosen in 2015.