BREAKING: Atiku Wins PDP’s 2023 Presidential Ticket

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Deji Adebayo, Abuja

A former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been elected as the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate for the 2023 presidential election.

Atiku (75-year-old) will be on the ballot for the sixth time on his quest for the nation’s top job.

He was also the PDP’s candidate in the last election in 2019, which he lost to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku defeated the likes of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim Pius and former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal had stepped down for Atiku before voting commenced on Saturday at the Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, a move that strengthened the Adamawa politician’s bid for the ticket.

Alhaji Atiku polled 371 votes, His closest rival, Wike, polled 237 votes. Saraki polled 70 votes.

Others are, Emmanuel (38), Mohammed (38), Anyim Pius Anyim (14), Mrs Tari Diana Oliver (1) and Sam Ohuabunwa (1) shared the remainder of the eligible votes.

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