Atiku Abubakar Wins PDP Presidential Ticket For 2023 Election

Atiku Abubakar Wins PDP Presidential Ticket For 2023 Election

Atiku Abubakar Wins PDP Presidential Ticket For 2023 Election

Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president and multiple presidential candidates, has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate.

Atiku became a presidential candidate after receiving 371 votes at the end of the presidential primary.

Nyesom Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, was defeated with 237 votes.

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Bukola Saraki received 70 votes, Sam Ohuanbunwa received 1, Anyim Pius Anyim received 14, Udom Emmanuel received 38 votes, and Bala Mohammed received 20 votes.

Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto State, withdrew from the presidential campaign and endorsed former Vice President Olusegun Obasanjo.


Atiku Wins PDP Presidential Ticket 

Atiku had in 1993, contested the Social Democratic Party presidential primary, losing to Moshood Abiola and Baba Gana Kingibe.

He was a presidential candidate of the Action Congress in the 2007 presidential election coming in third to Umaru Yar’Adua of the PDP and Muhammadu Buhari of the ANPP.

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He contested the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party during the 2011 presidential election losing out to incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.

Atiku Wins PDP Presidential Ticket 

In 2014, he joined the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2015 presidential election and contested the presidential primary and lost to Muhammadu Buhari.

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In 2017, he returned to the Peoples Democratic Party and was the party’s presidential candidate during the 2019 presidential election, again losing to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.


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