2023: Atiku clinches PDP presidential ticket with 371 votes


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to fly its flag at the 2023 presidential election.

Atiku was the candidate for the PDP in the 2019 presidential election.

Atiku clinched the ticket of the PDP for the 2023 presidential election at a special national convention of the party on Saturday.

The convention of the PDP took place at the Velodrome, located inside the M. K. O. Abiola National Stadium, Abuja.

For the primary election that produced Atiku as the candidate of PDP 774 delegates with one each from the 774 local governments across the country were shortlisted but only 767 delegates were screened.

Atiku polled a total of 371 votes, to defeat Nyesom Wike, Anyim Pius Anyim, Bukola Saraki and the other aspirants in the process.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike came second with a total of 237 votes, while Anyim polled 14 votes and Udom Emmanuel polled 38 votes.

Bala Mohammed polled 20 votes, Oliva Tariela scored 1 vote, Bukola Saraki polled 70 votes and Samuel Ohuabunwa scored 1 vote. Twelve (12) votes returned void.