Breaking: Atiku emerges PDP 2023 presidential candidate

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate for the 2023 election.

Atiku was the party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections.

Out of the 774 delegates expected across all local governments in the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, only 767 delegates were accredited.

Atiku, also known as Waziri Adamawa emerged after a keenly contested primary held at MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Saturday.

Atiku polled 371 votes while Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike polled 237 votes to place second.

Then, the immediate past president of the Senate came third with 70 votes.

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Meanwhile, the PDP has congratulated the former vice president.

In a Tweet, the party said, “The former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,

@atiku , has been declared the winner of the 2023 @OfficialPDPNig Special National Convention and Candidate of the party in the upcoming Presidential Election. Congratulations to all teeming members/supporters.”