Atiku Abubakar won PDP presidential primary election with over 350 votes.
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Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel scored 38 votes in the ongoing presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Udom had squared up against ex-VP Atiku Abubakar, his colleagues, Nyesom Wike, Balla Mohammed.
Following the conclusion of the actual voting, counting and sorting of votes has commenced at the ongoing presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
PDP presidential primaries 2022 results today will be uploaded here.
The 14 candidates vying for the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential ticket in next year’s election will present themselves for assessment today in Abuja.
This comes as Governor Nyesom Wike and Atiku Abubakar, the two leading candidates for the party’s presidential ticket, are locked in a fierce battle.
Meanwhile, the fate of the aspirants will be decided by 811 ad hoc delegates of the party, totaling 774 delegates, one for each LGA, who were elected at the party’s LG congresses weeks ago.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike are vying for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential ticket in Abuja. As delegates decide who will pick the crucial presidential ticket today, the battle is now about whose pocket is fatter.
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According to SaharaReporters, each delegate at the special convention was given a bribe of over $50,000 to sway their votes in favor of specific candidates.
In the ongoing convention, 811 delegates are expected to decide the fate of the PDP presidential candidates.
The party’s 811 delegates are made up of one national delegate elected from each of the 774 local government areas and one special delegate elected from among people with disabilities in each state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
On Saturday, top sources told SaharaReporters that Atiku, Wike, former Senate President Bukola Saraki, and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal were competing for thousands of dollars in delegates, with the highest bidder winning.
“For the time being, each of the PDP delegates has been given $50,000; Wike has been given $15,000, Atiku has been given 20,000 dollars, Saraki has been given 10,000 dollars, and Tambuwal has been given 10,000 dollars,” one of the sources said.
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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s popularity among PDP delegates has not waned.
He is not only a former Vice President, but he is also running for President for the third time. While this may work in his favor, it may also work against him due to the upcoming presidential election in the South.
Despite being a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, the current president hails from the north. If Mr Abubakar is given the ticket by the PDP, the party’s chances of winning the general election are extremely slim.
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Also, as delegates consider their choices for the party, age is a factor to consider, knowing that one of the issues Nigerians will consider in the general election is the age of the candidates. These factors could work against the former Vice President.
Apart from the reasons stated above, Abubakar possesses the financial resources and experience required to persuade delegates to support him.
The former Vice President had visited every state in the union, meeting with delegates and discussing his plans with governors and other stakeholders.
Even though Wike had met with the state governor several times to try to reduce Atiku’s popularity in the state, Atiku is likely to win a majority of the delegates’ votes from Adamawa, his home state.
Even though Tambuwal, Saraki, and Wike may share some votes, he is expected to get reasonable support from Northern delegates.
Running against fellow Northerners such as Saraki, who backed him in the previous election, and Tambuwal, a governor from the region, appears to have hurt his popularity.
Atiku, on the other hand, has the experience and financial resources to turn things around for himself.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike is one of the strongest contenders in today’s primaries.
Wike, who backed Governor Aminu Tambuwal in the 2019 presidential primaries, which were won by Atiku Abubakar, has made his support for a southern president very clear.
Governor Wike, as the current Governor of Rivers State, has the necessary resources to win over delegates. Wike’s relationship with PDP governors and senators appears to be working for him, as he has infiltrated most of the north to entice delegates from the core-northern constituencies to his side.
The Rivers state governor is one of the most outspoken candidates in the race, and his consultations across the country have demonstrated his financial capacity.
Wike has no serious challengers in the south. This is due to the fact that Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State, has since dropped out of the race and joined the Labour Party.
Wike has boasted that he is the most qualified of all the candidates on several occasions. The governor’s determination and zeal during his consultations have given him an advantage over the other candidates.
Even delegates from the home states of other aspirants like Atiku Abubakar and Bukola Saraki, as well as the majority of states in the south, are expected to vote for the Rivers State Governor.
Given their poor showings during the consultation stage, candidates from the south, such as former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim, pose no serious threat to him.
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