Former Vice-President and People’s Democratic Party candidate in upcoming presidential election Atiku Abubakar attends the party’s emergency meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo

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ABUJA, May 28 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s main opposition People’s Democratic Party on Saturday elected former vice president and veteran politician Atiku Abubakar as its candidate to contest next year’s presidential election to succeed incumbent Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari will make way for a new leader when his two four-year terms end next year.

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Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe and Abraham Archiga; Editing by Sandra Maler

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