Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated Atiku Abubakar for winning the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, held last week in Abuja.
Fayose was silent since the aftermath of the presidential election. However, he commended Governor Nyesom Wike, who came second in the election for being consistent in action and character.
Fayose, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the PDP, was among the two aspirants who failed to secure a single vote.
Atiku emerged as the presidential candidate of the PDP for the 2023 general election, having polled 371 votes to defeat his closest contender Wike, who polled 237 votes.
“To this end, I congratulate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, our flag-bearer, and wish him and our party success in the general election.
“I congratulate former VP Atiku Abubakar over his emergence as the PDP presidential candidate. I also commend Governor Nyesom Wike for remaining consistent in action and character,” he tweeted.
He said that the political impact within and outside the PDP would remain in the hearts of Nigerians.
He stated that it was more to the fact that people saw victory rather than the loss at primary.
“Big hearts are magnanimous which you have done. I salute your courage, consistency, and doggedness.”
Atiku had visited the frontline contender in the presidential primary, Wike, former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius, among other presidential contenders.