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Just In: Atiku wins PDP primary election

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Just In: Atiku wins PDP primary election


Politics Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election to emerge as its presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election. In the election conducted on Saturday, October 6 at the party’s convention which took place in Port Harcourt, the former vice president defeated 11 other political bigwigs in the party.
He is expected to provide stiff competition to President Muhammadu Buhari who emerged as the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate. Governor Dave Umahi read out the votes of 9 aspirants before Governor Ifeanyi Okowa read out the rest of the results. Senator Bukola Saraki came third with 317 votes while Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto polled 693 votes. Below is the breakdown of the result and number of votes scored by each candidate in the PDP primary election: Jonah Jang: 19 Datti Baba-Ahmed: 05 David Mark: 35 Kabiru Tanimu Turaki: 65 Sule Lamido: 96 Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa: 48 Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo: 111 Ahmed Makarf: 74 Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso: 158 Bukola Saraki: 317 Aminu Tambuwal: 693 Atiku Abubakar: 1532 Void votes: 68

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