BREAKING: Secondus Is New PDP Chairman
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected Uche Secondus from Rivers State as its National Chairman.
Secondus, a former Deputy National Chairman of the party, polled a total of 2000 votes to defeat his closest rival , Professor Tunde Adeniran, who scored 230 votes.
Former Chairman of Daar Communication, Raymond Dokpesi came a distant third with 66 votes while former Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Professor Taoheed Adedoja scored no vote.
The result of the election was declared in the early hours of Sunday.
Secondus received strong backing of the 11 governors elected on the platform of the party, as they stood in solidarity with him throughout the exercise.
Dokpesi and Adeniran who earlier walked out of the convention ground have rejected the results and called for its cancellation following the series of allegations of bribery of delegates and irregularities.
They described the process as unfair. They stated that delegates were given a list of candidates to support and that the organizers of the convention had become helpless.
Five aspirants have earlier withdrawn from the Chairmanship race. They were Bode George, Jimi Agbaje, Gbenga Daniel, Rasheed Ladoja and Remi Olusegun.
The party also has a new National Secretary in Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri who polled a total of 1,549 votes to defeat Abubakar Mustapha and Senator Nenadi Usman who garnered 371 and 287 votes respectively.
Also elected into the National Working Committee (NWC) at Saturday delegate election was Senator Gamawa Babawo Garba who emerged the new Deputy National Chairman (North) beating former Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Maryam Inna Ciroma, who many had tipped for the position.
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