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Atiku emerges PDP presidential candidate for 2023 election

The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has emerged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Out of the 763 total votes, Atiku scored 371 to defeat Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, who scored 237 votes.

The former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, who came third, scored 70 votes.

While the governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel scored 38 votes, the governor of Bauchi state, Bala Mohammed scored 20 votes.

Former President of the Senate, Pius Anyim scored 14 votes, while Mazi Ohuabunwa got one vote and the only female aspirant, Tariela Oliver got one vote.

Dele Momodu and former governor of Ekiti state scored zero votes respectively, while 12 votes were voided.

While Atiku’s victory at the Abuja stadium Velodrome was his second successive attempt, it also marked his fifth shot at the presidency. He has had other unsuccessful contests for the seat under both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his current party, the PDP.

The Adamawa-born politician also secured the ticket of the PDP in 2019 but lost at the general elections to the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC.

The former vice-president will again face whoever emerges from the forthcoming presidential primaries of the APC.


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