Former Vice Nigeria’s Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has emerged as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) for the 2023 elections.
Mr. Abubakar emerged the candidate at the presidential primaries of the party held at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Saturday.
The results of the primary election showed that Mr. Abubakar, who was the presidential candidate of PDP for the 2019 elections polled 371 votes to beat the other aspirants.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, came second with 237 votes, while a former Senate President and two-term Governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, scored 70 votes to come a distant third.
However, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State scored 38 votes, while his Bauchi State counterpart, Bala Mohammed, got only polled 20 votes.
This was despite that Mr. Mohammed had earlier stepped down for Mr. Abubakar before voting had started.
A former Senate President and Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, scored 18 votes while a former Senator from Abia State, Mao Ohuabunwa, polled one vote.