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Atiku Abubakar poised to win PDP presidential nomination

Atiku Abubakar seems poised win PDP presidential nomination going by number of votes in his kitty as we await the official result.

The voting has finished, votes have been collated and sorted and counting of votes presently ongoing.

Facts ABOUT THE PDP CONVENTION:-

THE CONVENTION IN FIGURES

Senators 48
Reps 156
Governorship candidates 29
State chairmen, secretarie s 74
Governors and deputies 25
National Delegates from local govts 774
Houses of Assembly members 330

The aspirants are former
Vice President Atiku Abubakar,
Senate President Bukola Saraki,
Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal,
former Minister Tanimu Kabiru Turaki;
Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo,
former Senate President David Mark;
former Kano governor and Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso;
Senator David Jang,
former Governor Sule Lamido;
former Interim National ChairmanAhmed Makarfi;
ex-Governor Attahiru Bafarawa;
educationist Dr. Datti Baba Ahmed

Spread of delegates
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Ten states in the South-East, South-South and some parts of the North have more delegates.

The states with huge voting strength in the South-South and South-East are
Akwa Ibom,
Rivers,
Delta,
Ebonyi,
Cross River,
Enugu,
Abia,
Imo,
Anambra
and Bayelsa.

South-South and South-East control more than one-third of 3, 619 delegates.

The states with sizeable votes in the North are
Kano,
Taraba,
Kaduna,
Gombe,
Katsina,
Benue
and Sokoto

Only Ekiti State has what can be considered as a “tie-breaking votes” among the states in the South-West.

Others whose votes are weighty are statutory delegates, including
• members of the National Assembly and
• PDP members in all the 36 state Houses of Assembly especially in the 13 states the party is controlling.

Matters arising:-
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There were issues with Kano State delegates following a restraining order on PDP by a Kano State High Court.
The order may render the votes of some Kano delegates invalid, putting Kwankwaso in a tight corner.

“ All the aspirants are paying attention to delegates from the South-South and South-East because they host more states being controlled by PDP than the other four geo-political zones.

So, they have more statutory delegates than other zones. If they are united and they go for block votes, they can determine the choice of the presidential candidate of PDP.

Alledged number of delegates accredited :-
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NUMBER OF DELEGATES THAT VOTED PER STATE

Abia 106
Adamawa 76
Akwa Ibom 153 but 151 voted(31LG’S AND ,ALL PDP CONTROLLED
Anambra 54
Bauchi 73
Bayelsa 74
Benue 121
Borno 57
Cross Rivers 95
Delta 141
Edo 79
Eboyin 101
Enugu 121
Ekiti 109 but 107 voted
Gombe 89
Kaduna 103
Kano 129 but 128 voted
Imo 117 but 104 voted
FCT 36 but 35 voted
Jigawa 84
Katsina 102 but 101 voted
Kebbi 68 but 65 voted
Kogi 94 but 93 voted
Kwara 102
Lagos 64
Nasarawa 62
Niger 83
Ondo 64
Osun 88
Ogun 21
Oyo 88 but 87 voted
Plateau 76 but only 74 voted
Rivers 131
Sokoto 95
Taraba 93
Yobe 59 but only 58 voted
Zamfara 48

TOTAL DELEGATES ACCREDITED AT THE CONVENTION 3,274

Caveat
(pls note that the information contained in this post is subject to review and may be altered at anytime)

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