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NigerianEye can authoritatively confirm that Atiku Abubakar has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary election.

He received the highest number of votes in the exercise which held in Abuja from Saturday to Sunday.

Atiku polled 1532 votes to defeat other aspirants at the national convention of the party held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The man Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar was born on Nov. 25, 1946, in Jada, Adamawa. He was the vice-president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), with Olusegun Obasanjo as President.

Abubakar worked with the Nigeria Customs Service for twenty years, rising to become the Deputy Director, the second highest position in the Service, then. He retired in April 1989 and took up full-time business and politics.

Abubakar contested for the APC presidenstial ticket in 2015 and came third behind Muhammadu Buhari and Rabiu Kwankwaso.

He recently defected to the PDP from the APC to enable him to realise his ambition to become the president of Nigeria.



Votes of other aspirants are as follows

TAMBUWAL 693

BUKOLA SARAKI 317

RABIU KWANKWASO 158

DAVID MARK – 35 Votes

JONAH JANG – 19 Votes

TURAKI 65

SULE LAMIDO 96

ATAHIRU BAFARAWA 48

Dankwabo 111

MARKAFI 74

DATTI AHMED 5



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