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How Atiku Abubakar emerged PDP Presidential Candidate



Nigeria’s former vice president Atiku Abubakar has emerged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Atiku received the highest number of votes in the exercise which was held in Port Harcourt from Saturday to Sunday. He scored 1,532 votes, while his closest rival, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, polled 693.

There were a total of 3,274 accredited delegates, with Datti Baba-Ahmed getting five votes and rooted to the bottom of the table.

Candidate Score
Atiku 1,532
Tambuwal 693
Saraki 317
Kwankwaso 158
Dankwambo 111
Lamido 96
Makarfi 74
Bafarawa 48
Turaki 65
Mark 35
Jang 19
Baba-Ahmed 5


Atiku also took to his Twitter to thank the party, saying: “PDP, thank you for choosing me. This is a victory for all of us. The task to get Nigeria working again starts now.”

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