October 7, 2018 / 11:10 AM / 2 months ago

Former VP Abubakar named opposition challenger to Nigeria's president

PORT HARCOURT, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Atiku Abubakar won a primary race to become the main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in elections next year, results showed on Sunday.

Abubakar, a former vice president, will stand as the Peoples Democratic Party candidate. (Reporting by Tife Owolabi, Chijioke Ohuocha and Camillus Eboh in Abuja Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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