2023: Wike Tried With 237 Votes, But Atiku Wins With 371 Votes 

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

Unrelenting former Vice President and the 2019 presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has, once again, emerged as the party’s presidential candidate in the coming 2023 election.

He emerged tops in the primaries conducted at the national convention of the main opposition party inside the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Saturday.

Twelve aspirants took part in the contest following the withdrawal of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze and Mohammed Hayatu-Deen.

The former Vice President polled a 371 votes to defeat his nearest rival, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State who garnered 237 votes.

The result of the election declared showed that former president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki came third with 70 votes while others are:

Bukola Saraki – 70

Udom Emmanuel – 38

Bala Mohammed – 20

Anyim Pius Anyim – 14

Sam Ohuanbunwa – 1

Diana Tariela Oliver – 1

Ayo Fayose – 0

Dele Momodu – 0

A total of 767 delegates were accredited to vote in the exercise. Total votes was 736.

Twelve votes were voided.

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