Power has changed hands in the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

The newly-elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus has taken over the affairs of the party at its national secretariat, Abuja, popularly known as the Wadata Plaza.

Secondus emerged victorious at last Saturday’s national convention after polling 2,000 votes to beat his closest rival and former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, who got 230 votes.

Speaking at the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) hall, where he took over from his predecessor, Senator  Ahmed Makarfi, Secondus said the new leadership would avoid pressure on minor issues, but concentrate more on winning 2019.

He explained that the party would decentralise power to states to free the centre, stressing that only serious issues relating to 2019 would be accorded priority.

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“Nigerians can no longer be fooled by false propaganda. They will hear the truth and the truth will save the country, not by false propaganda. We need you (Makarfi) to standby because your advice, input will be very useful, if we must move forward.

“I am a product of the mercies and miracles of God. At all times and in all nations, God chooses who leads. And so power comes from God, not from man.

“We promise to rebuild the party to regain the lost grounds. That will start today.

“My chairman (Makarfi) you have organised the best convention in the history of any political party in our nation. You will take the new message to the grassroots because we know that the APC and their government are broken.

“They are running a broken government. We need to rescue our nation from their hands to rebuild our country once more,” Secondus said.

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