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2023: Atiku Abubakar emerges PDP presidential flag-bearer

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Former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, won presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with total number of 371 votes, ahead of the 2023 general election.

Atiku polled total of 371 votes at the election which held at MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Saturday.

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State trailed with 237 Votes, while former Senate President Bukola Saraki garnered 70 votes.

Governors Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi polled 38 and 20 votes respectively.

While Anyim Pius Anyim, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation garnered 14 votes. Diana Oliver and  Samuel Ohuabumwa secured one vote each while 12 votes were voided in the exercise.

Commenting on his victory, Atiku promised to work for the development of the country if elected president come 2023.

He also considered his victory an honour to emerged the Presidential candidate of Nigeria’s opposition party.

“Today, the march to rebuild and unite our great country moves forward. I am honoured to be named the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. I look forward to speaking with Nigerians across the country, he said.

Atiku was the candidate of the PDP in the 2019 elections won by President Muhammadu Buhari.

His main rival in the 2023 elections would be known when the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) picks its candidate next week.

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