Doyin Okupe, former presidential spokesman, has opined why former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, defeated Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the elective national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr Abubakar emerged victorious in the PDP presidential primary which held at the weekend in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital. He defeated 11 other aspirants.
With 1532 votes, Abubakar popularly known as Atiku came first while Mr Saraki came a distant third with 317 votes. Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal came second with 693 votes in the primary election.
Mr Okupe who heads Saraki Presidential Campaign Media Council said the top lawmaker lost to the former vice president because of restructuring.
“Atiku won a deserved victory. It was not just about money rather it was a victory for RESTRUCTURING,” the former presidential spokesman said in a tweet late Sunday.
He also said the presidential candidate emerged because of the trust the Southern Protectorate vested on him about restructuring the country.
“Atiku’s advocacy & commitment was believed by leaders of SW,SE&SS zones, hence d massive support by their delegates. CONGRATULATIONS to Atiku Abubakar,” he added.
Restructuring is one of Atiku’s campaign promises. He had promised to restructure the country so as to make it comfortable for Nigerians to feel at home in whichever part of the country they reside.