Results of voting from the two-day National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have started trickling in.
The main opposition party is expected to confirm its presidential candidate to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the 2019 presidential election.
Among the aspirants hoping to grab the party’s single ticket are former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; the Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; A two-time Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, and a former Minister of Education and two-time Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau.
Others are two-time Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi: Attahiru Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto state; the Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki; A former member of the House of Representatives, Datti Baba-Ahmed; the immediate past President of the Senate, David Mark; and a former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah David Jang.
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Atiku becomes first candidate to hit 1,000 votes!
He now has more than 900 votes
Having passed Tambuwal’s 693 votes, we can confidently say Atiku has won.
And now to the very last of the counts, Atiku Abubakar…
Seems this will be between Tambuwal and Atiku .. we shall see
Well, he has. He’s hit 600 votes!
Or will he even become the first to hit 600? It’s 555 as we speak.
Will Tambuwal become the first aspirant to reach 500 votes? We’ll see in a moment.
It’s 419 and still counting for Tambuwal!
Tambuwal becomes first aspirant to hit, and surpass, the 400-vote mark.
Ladies and gentlemen, you’re welcome to our coverage of the official announcement of results of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary
Kogi 94 but 93 voted
Oyo 88 but 87 voted
Plateau 76 but only 74 voted
Yobe 59 but only 58 voted
TOTAL DELEGATES ACCREDITED AT THE CONVENTION 3,274
THE PDP PRESIDENTIAL FLAG-BEARER TO BE UNVEILED SOON: VOTING COMPLETED AND SORTING ONGOING
NUMBER OF DELEGATES THAT VOTED PER STATE:
Akwa Ibom 153 but 151 voted
Cross Rivers 95
Ekiti 109 but 107 voted
Kano 129 but 128 voted
Imo 117 but 104 voted
FCT 36 but 35 voted
Katsina 102 but 101 voted
Kebbi 68 but 65 voted
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) October 7, 2018