Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Saraki, who polled just 317 votes after wide consultations around the states in the country have earned himself some serious backlash.
Our correspondents at the event gathered that while some of the governors boycotted the National Convention to register their grievances over the maltreatment the national leadership of the party melted on them, others stayed out to fight the battle raging in their states for the conduct of rescheduled primaries.More news: US Senate confirms Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court
Port Harcourt streets had been festooned with conference banners, while police said thousands of officers were deployed to the PDP primary.
"Finally, on a personal note, I wouldn't have been standing where I am standing today if my former boss, President Olusegun Obasanjo have not made me his vice-president".
He is presently serving his second term as governor of the North Eastern state.More news: Oil prices rise on Iran sanctions, outlook uncertain
Voting have ended and Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State and Chairman, PDP National Convention Planning Committee has started counting the votes of the contestants and results of the presidential election are getting declared live.
A few hours after President Muhammadu Buhari received the ticket of the All Progressive Congress (APC) seeking re-election in 2019, the First Lady, Aisha Buhari took to social media to express her displeasure over the "impunity" taking place in the ruling party.
He has also come under criticism on security issues, including the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast, long-running farmer-herder clashes in the centre and militancy and kidnapping in the south. You see, I am not advocating for him.More news: ‘Elevator Screamers’ Are Professional Protesters, Their Signs Paid for by Soros
The cleric who is a persistent critic of the Buhari administration has also indicated interest to run for the presidency at a year he is yet to disclose.