Live Updates: Winners Emerge as Results Troop In from PDP's Governorship Primaries across Nigeria

Live Updates: Winners Emerge as Results Troop In from PDP's Governorship Primaries across Nigeria

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is holding primaries across the 36 states of the federation to elect its governorship candidates.

Stay tuned as brings to you live the reports of those who emerge as the PDP's flagbearers who will contend with the APC's and other parties' candidates in 2023.

Mohammed Jajari secures PDP ticket in Borno state

Mohammed Jajari has emerged the governorship candidate of the PDP in Borno state.

He polled 487 votes to defeat Mohammed Imam, who secured 362 votes.

David Ombugadu wins in Nasarawa state

David Ombugadu, a former member of the House of Representatives, won the gubernatorial ticket of the PDP in Nasarawa state.

He polled 247 votes to defeat Nuhu Angbazo, who scored 203 votes.

Jibrin Barde wins PDP guber ticket in Gombe state

Jibrin Barde is the winner of the governorship primary in Gombe state.

He got 160 votes to defeat five other aspirants; Jamil Gwamna (119 votes), Ali Gombe (17), Adamu Suleiman (18), Gimba Ya’u (one), and Babayo Ardo (13).

Mustapha Lamido wins in Jigawa state

Mustapha Lamido, son of Sule Lamido, former Jigawa governor, has picked the PDP governorship ticket in the state.

He scored 829 out of the 832 votes cast during the primary, while Saleh Shehu, his rival, had no vote.

Jandor clinches PDP gubernatorial ticket in Lagos

The Lead Visioner, Lagos4Lagos Movement, Dr Olajide Adediran (Jandor) has clinched the PDP ticket for the 2023 governorship election in Lagos state.

Declaring the result in Ikeja, the chairman of the Lagos PDP Electoral Committee/Returning Officer, Emmanuel Ogidi, said that Adediran scored 679 votes to defeat his contender, David Vaughan who polled 20 votes, NAN reported.

Lawal wins Zamfara PDP guber ticket

Alhaji Dauda Lawal, has won the Zamfara PDP governorship ticket.

Adamu Maina, the Returning Officer for the primaries declared the result in Gusau, saying that Lawal polled 431 votes to win the ticket, The Nation reported.

Maina said Dr Ibrahim Shehu scored five votes to emerge second, while Alhaji Wadatau Madawaki placed third with three votes.

Three aspirants, Alhaji Abubakar Nakwada, Alhaji Wadatau Madawaki and Dr Ibrahim Shehu had earlier withdrawn from the race, citing alleged irregularities.

Mohammed Abacha wins parallel primary in Kano

Alhaji Muhammad Abacha, son of former military leader, Sani Abacha has been elected as the governorship candidate of the PDP for the 2023 general election at a parallel primary in Kano state.

Abacha polled 736 votes to defeat his closest rival, Jafar Sani-Bello, who scored 710 votes in the primary.

Isah Ashiru wins in Kaduna

Isah Ashiru wins the PDP governorship primary in Kaduna state.

He defeated Senator Shehu Sani and other contenders in the election.

Segun Sowunmi wins parallel primary in Ogun

In Ogun State, Segun Sowunmi emerged as the winner of a parallel primary of the PDP.

The exercise held at the Iwe Irohin House in the OPIC axis of Abeokuta, the state capital where hundreds of delegates cast their votes.

Sowunmi, a former spokesman for the PDP presidential campaign, polled 554 votes to defeat his fellow aspirants Jimi Lawal and Ladi Adebutu who scored 30 and 15 votes respectively.

He was returned as the announced winner of the primary by the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Abayomi Daniel.

It was, however, gathered that another primary was scheduled to take place in the state.

Professor Uche Ikonne wins Abia state

The immediate past Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University, Uturu, Professor Uche Ikonne, has emerged as the PDP’s governorship candidate from the primary conducted in Abia.

Announcing the result, the Returning Officer, Governor Ayodele Fayose, said Prof. Ikonne polled 468 votes to defeat the closest rival, Mayor Lucky Igbokwe, who polled 45 votes, and Ezinwanyi Jonah, who polled five votes, The Punch reported.

Siminialayi Fubara wins in Rivers

The immediate past accountant-general of Rivers state, Siminialayi Fubara, has emerged the governorship candidate of the PDP for the 2023 general elections.

Fubara scored 721 votes to defeat 15 other aspirants with Isaac Kamalu coming a distant second with 86 votes.

He is said to be Governor Nyesom Wike's anointed successor.

Makinde wins second term ticket in Oyo

Governor Seyi Makinde is the winner of the PDP governorship primary in Oyo.

Makinde, at the primary election held in Ibadan, the state capital, claimed a total of 1,040 delegates' votes and thus floored Hazeem Gbolarunmi who managed to poll only two votes.

Ahmadu Fintiri wins return ticket in Adamawa

The governor of Adamawa state, Ahmadu Umaru Fintri won the PDP governorship primaries in the state.

The state governor won with a total of 663 of the 668 votes, with five of the votes declared void.

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