PDP presidential primaries: How aspirants stand

Atiku, surprisingly, thanked his former Vice President Olusegun Obasanjo his victory.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar shortly after Atiku was declared the winner of the PDP presidential primaries at the PDP national convention in Port Harcourt

Atiku paid tributes to his rivals. He promised to work with them. “We shall all be partners,” he said.

Governor Okowa has returned to go over the votes scored by each of the candidates – a prelude to the formal declaration of the winner.

Rivers state governor, Nyeaom Wike, a known supporter of Aminu Tambuwal, and his delegates have left the stadium even before Atiku delivers his acceptance speech

Atiku Abubakar gets a congratulatory hug from a PDP chieftain while the director general of his campaign organisation Chief Gbenga Daniel and Senator Ben Murray-Bruce look on.

Atiku Abubakar has won more votes than Tambuwal. 912 votes and counting.

Rivers State delegates, who voted overwhelmingly for Governor Aminu Tambuwal, are sober a source told our correspondent in Port Harcourt.

With a total of 1553 votes already accounted for including void votes, Atiku Abubakar is expected to win the primaries.

Below are what each of the contenders scored so far:

Ibrahim Dankwambo – 111

Ahmed Makarfi – 74

Rabiu Kwankwaso – 158

Jonah Jang – 19

Datti Ahmed – 5

David Mark – 35

Kabiru Turaki – 65

Sule Lamido – 96

Attahiru Bafarawa – 48

Bukola Saraki – 317

Aminu Tambuwal – 693

The People’s Democratic Party is currently holding its national convention to select its candidate for the next general elections.

The voting has been done by about 4000 delegates who are at the Port Harcourt venue.

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