Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

Former Nigerian Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has emerged the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Primaries held in Abuja.

Alhaji Atiku defeated former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and a host of others to emerge winner.

He scored 371 votes while his closest rival, the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike scored 237. Bukola Saraki scored 70 votes, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State scored 38 votes.

Atiku, 75, served as the vice president from 1999 to 2007 during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He had contested for the governorship election in Adamawa State in 1990, 1997 and 1998, being elected before becoming Obasanjo’s running mate during the presidential elections in 1999 and 2003.

His presidential ambition was first made known when he lost to late Moshood Abiola in the primary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the build-up to the 1993 elections. Besides that, he contested for the presidency in 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019.

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