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PDP PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES: Atiku is the winner

Unlike ‘lifeless Buhari’, 71-year-old Atiku can lead Nigeria to the promised land— Ekiti PDP chair

Former Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku has emerged the winner of the Presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) #PDPpresidentialPrimaries held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

He won with well over one thousand votes, securing 1,532 of the delegates’ votes to beat 12 other aspirants vying for the party’s ticket. Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal came second with 693 votes.

The aspirants’ scores are as follows:
Jonah Jang -19 votes
Datti Ahmed -05 votes
David Mark -35 votes
Kadiri Turaki -65 votes
Sule Lamidi -96
Attahiru Bafarawa -48
Ibrahim Dankwambo -111
Ahmed Makarfi -74
Rabiu Kwakwanso -158
Bukola Saraki -317
Aminu Tambuwal -693
Abubakar Atiku –
Void votes -68

At the close of the poll, party electoral officers, had placed the total number of accredited delegates from the 36 states and FCT stood at 3,274.

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While Akwa Ibom State recorded the largest number of delegates with 153; Ogun had the least with only 21 statutory delegates. The reason was due to a last-minute court judgement that made it difficult to ascertain which of the warring Ogun PDP factions should send delegates.

Atiku will now challenge President Muhammadu Buhari, who was returned as a sole contender by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election next February.

 

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