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Monday, 22 November 2010 14:51

Nigeria northerners agree on challenger to president

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Atiku Abubakar Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar is the Northern choice

LAGOS Nov 22 (Reuters) - Northern factions within Nigeria's ruling party have agreed on former vice president Atiku Abubakar as a consensus candidate to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan in primaries ahead of elections next April.

"He has been chosen as the consensus candidate that will run against the president in the (ruling) People's Democratic Party primaries," Abubakar's campaign spokesman Garba Shehu told Reuters. (For more Reuters Africa coverage and to have your say on the top issues, visit: af.reuters.com/ ) (Reporting by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Oludare Mayowa and Peter Graff)

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