Breaking: Atiku Abubakar Emerges the PDP Presidential flag bearer
Atiku Abubakar has emerged as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 Presidential elections.
Atiku's main opponent was the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike who came second.
The primary was held at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja after several extensions by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
The former Vice President won 371 votes out of the 767 delegates accredited for the convention.
Earlier, another contender, the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal withdrew from the race to back Atiku.
Tambuwal urged his supporters among the delegates to vote for the former vice president of Nigeria.
“Haven’t consulted so many people across the country the time has come to make the sacrifice for the good of the country and the party and also to minimise rancour and justle for power among aspirants I have come to conclusion to step down from the race. I urge my supporters to vote for Atiku Abubakar,” he said.
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