With 134 vote margin against his closest rival, Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday, May 28, 2022 night, picked the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the first to emerge in the contest among the political parties in Nigeria for the 2023 presidential election.
Atiku emerged as winner with a total of 371 votes, defeating other frontline aspirants – Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki who polled 237 and 70 votes respectively.
Both Tari Oliver Diana and Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa scored one vote each, while Pius Anyim, former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) polled 14 votes, Udom Emmanuel Gabriel, governor of Akwa Ibom State garnered 38, Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State garnered 20 votes, while Bukola Saraki, former Governor of Kwara State and former Senate President had 70 votes.
763, voted in the election, while 12 votes were voided.
Nyesom Wike: 237 votes
Anyim Pius Anyim: 14
Bala Mohammed: 38
* Source: whirlwindnew.com.ng