Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tabuwal, has stepped down for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary race.
He announced his decision to withdraw from the presidential race on Saturday during the ongoing PDP National Convention at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
Tambuwal, a two-term governor and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, urged all his delegates in the national interest to vote for former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
He said there was a need for the PDP to support one another to move the nation forward.
There was a loud ovation at the stadium as Tambuwal stepped down his ambition, which represents a major boost the his aspiration of Atiku.
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Tambuwal is the fourth aspirant to withdraw from the presidential race in PDP.
Others are former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi; investment banker, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen and the United States trained medical doctor, Nwachukwu Anakwenze.
While Obi and Hayatu-Deen withdrew from the PDP presidential race due to lack of trust in the process, while Anakwenze stepped down for another presidential candidate, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State.