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Nigeria: Atiku vs Wike: How Direct Delegates Voted At Opposition Presidential Fundamental

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Governor Nyesom Wike, who picked reasonable votes from Lagos, won Oyo and Ekiti, where he bought the backing of Governor Seyi Makinde and dilapidated Governor Ayodele Fayose respectively. But Atiku won overall.

PREMIUM TIMES has obtained facts of how the rather just a few impart delegates voted at Saturday’s Special Nationwide Conference of the Peoples Democratic Regain together (PDP) in Abuja.

The principle produced dilapidated Vice President Atiku Abubakar because the candidate of the opposition party for the 2023 presidential election.

Atiku polled 371 votes from the 767 well-liked candidates to edge his closest opponent, Rivers Direct Governor Nyesom Wike, who polled 237 votes.

A final-minute withdrawal by Sokoto Direct Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, swung the competition in favour of Atiku as delegates from Mr Tambuwal’s North-West stronghold and from assorted states where delegates had pledged their enhance to him all grew to alter into their votes to Atiku.


The North-West geopolitical zone has seven states comprising Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Kaduna. Altogether, the states despatched 193 delegates to the convention.

Mr Atiku won five of those states, excluding Kano where the loyalists of a dilapidated governor of the impart, Rabiu Kwankwaso, gave their 44 votes to Mr Wike; and Katsina where the 2 frontrunners shared the votes.

Mr Kwankwaso left the PDP earlier this 365 days to plod for president under the New Nigerian Peoples Regain together (NNPP) but his loyalists amassed constitute the management of the recognised faction of the PDP in the impart and gave the total votes of the 44 delegates to Mr Wike.

In Katsina, the Rivers Direct governor bought a part of the votes as a result of enhance of Garba Lado, a dilapidated senator who turn out to be as soon as final week nominated the governorship candidate of the party for 2023.

Mr Atiku turn out to be as soon as supported by a dilapidated governor of the impart, Ibrahim Shema, and he succeeded in getting a upright collection of delegates to vote for the dilapidated vp.

Mr Wike also expected a upright showing in Kebbi, but Aminu Bande, the retired military customary who won the party’s governorship mark, did no longer rather explain for Mr Wike. Delegates from the states gave their votes to Atiku in cohesion with Mr Tambuwal.


The six states on this zone – Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger and Plateau – were shared by Atiku, Mr Wike, and dilapidated Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who had a neat sweep of the votes of the delegates from Kwara, the impart he hails from and dominated for eight years.

Atiku and Mr Wike shared the votes from Niger Direct with dilapidated Governor Babangida Aliyu turning in for the dilapidated while Zainab, the plenty of other of Mr Aliyu’s predecessor, the leisurely Abdulkadir Kure, labored for the Rivers governor.

Atiku won Plateau and most of the votes from Nasarawa. On the opposite hand, Mr Wike bought seven votes in Nasarawa where he supported the one who won the governorship mark of the party, David Ombugadu, and had expected to get extra votes in reciprocity.

Mr Wike won in the Federal Capital Territory during the enhance of the only real senator representing the capital, Philip Aduda, and shared the votes with Atiku in Benue and Kogi.

Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel had one of the most Benue votes through his advertising and marketing campaign director, dilapidated Governor Gabriel Suswan; but Governor Samuel Ortom backed Mr Wike while the party’s nationwide chairman, Iyorchia Ayu; and dilapidated Senate President David Impress ensured Atiku bought some votes from the impart.


The North-East geopolitical zone has six states, comprising Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe. Atiku is from Adawama and he won outright in four of the six states in his dwelling zone, excluding Bauchi which went to homeboy Governor Bala Mohammed and Taraba which he shared with Mr Wike.

The Governor Wike camp bought pledges of nice votes from Gombe, Borno and Bauchi however the guarantees weren’t fulfilled. The leaders of the party and delegates from the states left the Rivers governor upset.


In this zone, votes in the six states of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo were shared between Atiku, Mr Wike and Mr Saraki. The dilapidated vp won in Ogun, Ondo and Lagos. Mr Saraki won in Osun. Mr Wike, who also picked immense votes from Lagos, won Oyo and Ekiti where he bought the backing of Governor Seyi Makinde and dilapidated Governor Ayodele Fayose respectively.

The Wike camp had banked on Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP candidate in the final governorship election in Ondo Direct, to explain the votes of delegates from the impart. That did no longer happen and the Rivers governor’s other folks stay upset in the baby-kisser.

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This geopolitical zone has five states – Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo. Atiku won in Anambra (with the enhance of Ben Obi, Chris Uba and diverse main PDP politicians from the impart) and Imo (with the enhance of Emeka Ihedioha). Mr Wike won in Abia and Enugu during the enhance of Governors Okezie Ikpeazu and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi respectively. Frail Senate President Pius Anyim won the votes of the delegates from his dwelling Ebonyi Direct.


Mr Wike won in three of the six states in his dwelling zone. He won Rivers, Execrable River and Edo. Even supposing Mr Wike had a public falling out with Edo Governor, Godwin Obaseki, he won the impart since the governor’s adversary in the battle for the regulate of the PDP in the impart, Dan Orbih, took his faction’s delegates to the convention and delivered them to the Rivers governor.

On the opposite hand, the delegates from Delta and Bayelsa overlooked the governor of their neighbouring impart, Mr Wike; and gave their votes to Atiku.

Governor Udom Emmanuel swept the votes of his delegates from Akwa Ibom to capture his overall tally to 38.

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