Atiku Wins PDP Presidential Primary

Former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been named the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Presidential candidate for the 2023 general election.

Atiku won the highly desired presidential ticket during the main opposition party’s presidential primaries on Saturday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

He received 371 votes, defeating his closest rival, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, who received 237 votes. Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President, came in third with 70 votes.

Details of the votes scored by the aspirants are as follows:

Atiku Abubakar – 371

Nyesom Wike- 237

Bukola Saraki – 70

Udom Emmanuel – 38

Bala Mohammed – 20

Pius Anyim – 14

Sam Ohabunwa – 1

Olivia Tariela – 1

There were 12 void votes

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