Atiku emerges PDP presidential candidate

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Saturday emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the 2023 presidential election.

The former number two citizen scored 371 votes to emerge as the party flagbearer. Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike polled 237 votes.

Chairman and chief returning officer of the PDP special convention David Mark said total number of accredited delegates was 767, the total number of votes cast was 763, while 13 were invalid votes.

He said other aspirants such as Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa-Ibom polled 38 votes, while Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State got 20 votes.

Former President of the Senate Bukola Saraki got 70 votes; and former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius had 14 votes.

The only female Aspirant, Tari Oliver, got one vote. Former president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Samuel Ohuabunwa also scored one vote.

Other aspirants without vote included former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose; publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu; former Speaker of Abia State, Chikwendu Kalu; and former Deputy Speaker of Abia State, Cosmos Ndekwe.