January 14, 2011 / 5:02 AM / 7 years ago

Nigeria's Jonathan wins ruling party primaries

ABUJA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Nigeria's ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) declared President Goodluck Jonathan the winner of its presidential primaries on Friday, making him the firm favourite to win an April 9 general election.

"I declare Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to be the winner of this presidential primary," chief returning officer Tunde Adeniran told a party convention in the capital Abuja, shortly after the final votes were counted. (For more Reuters Africa coverage and to have your say on the top issues, visit: af.reuters.com/ ) (Writing by Nick Tattersall)

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