Naija News looks at the top happenings making headlines on the front pages of Nigeria’s national newspapers today Sunday, May 29th 2022.
The PUNCH: Facts emerged on Saturday night that northern elders were behind the emergence of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. Atiku won the primary by 371 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, who poled 237 votes, while a former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, scored 70 votes.
The Guardian: Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday emerged the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general election. In a dramatic and keenly contested presidential primary election held in Abuja, Atiku polled 371 to beat his closest rival, Governor Nyesom Wike, who polled 237 votes. Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki finished third with 70 votes. 767 votes were recorded as total votes cast
Vanguard: Intrigues, suspense and confusion characterized the ongoing primary elections of political parties across the country ahead of the 2023 general elections. The two major political parties – the All Progressive Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-are worst hit as many aggrieved members resigned their membership and defected to other political parties to pursue their aspirations.
The Nation: Winners continued to emerge from the senatorial primary elections of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) held yesterday for the 2023 National Assembly elections. In Kebbi state, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu defeated incumbent senator and former governor, Adamu Aleiro, to pick the APC ticket for Kebbi Central Senatorial District. The governor scored 445 votes according to the chairman of the electoral committee, Hon. Kelechi Njoku. Aleiro got no vote.
Daily Trust: Party delegates are taking advantage of their parties’ primaries to make money from aspirants, with some of them describing themselves and the electioneering season as beautiful brides and opportunistic respectively. But there are concerns raised from all spheres of the Nigerian society over what is seen as another form of corruption, with calls that the delegates be prosecuted.
Thank you for reading, that all for today, see you again tomorrow for a review of Nigerian newspapers