Nigeria’s former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has emerged the opposition candidate in the 2023 presidential election.
Atiku Abubakar emerged the winner of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential primaries after edging out his closet rival Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State.
Below is a breakdown of the votes;
Total number of delegates PDP 767
1. Anyim Pius Anyim – 14 votes
2. Udom Emmanuel – 38 votes
3. Sen Bala Mohammed – 20
4. Senator Bukola Saraki – 70
5. Nyesom Wike – 237
6. Ayo Fayose – 0
7. Dele Momodu – 0
8. Atiku Abubakar 371
Void votes 14
The former Vice president shared a statement via his social media pages;
“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, taking the message of hope and unity as we build one future for one people.-AA #OneNigeria”