Duke scored 812 votes defeating his closest rival and a former Minister of Agriculture, Prof. Jerry Gana, who pooled 611 votes.
While John Dara, Prof. Hagher Iyorwuese and Osakwe polled 104, 72 and 10, respectively. While the total invalid votes were 63. 1,726 delegates were accredited.
Duke was declared winner by the party’s National Vice Chairman who doubled as the returning officer, Ishaq Abdul, early on Sunday morning, in Abuja.