His closet rival, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state scored 693 votes.
"My commendation also goes to the government and people of Rivers State for providing the best necessary facilities for hosting over 5000 delegates, campaign workers, security personnel, observers, media people and others who came to play one role or the other in the convention".
The respondents had an option of choosing between Dankwambo, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki or Sen.
Dickson also hailed Atiku, who he said has the requisite experience and knowledge to tackle the challenges bedevilling the country.
Another factor that worked for Atiku is the resolve of some northern delegates to vote for a candidate that has the clout to stand against President Buhari in 2019.
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In his acceptance speech, Abubakar said he learnt a lot under Obasanjo when he served as his deputy from 1999 to 2007.
Speaking on behalf of all the aspirants, Saraki said they all resolved to work with the former vice president to ensure that the PDP reclaimed power next year.
"On behalf of other presidential aspirants, I thank Chairman of NWC, Governor Okowa for putting in place a transparent election and showing that PDP can make it right". We are going to find solution, our party believes in justice, equity, and fairness.
According to Odumakin, "Looking at it, PDP is parading about 13 aspirants and at the end of the day, only one will emerge and from the look of things they have some very formidable names, I mean Atiku is a very strong candidate, Saraki, Kwankwaso are all strong candidates".
He joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and sought the party's ticket in 2014 but lost to President Muhammadu Buhari at the primary held in Lagos.