Secondus emerges as the new PDP Chairman
The elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ended in the early hours of Sunday, December 10, 2017, with the election of Prince Uche Secondus emerging as the new National Chairman.
He polled a total of 2000 votes in a landslide victory as the first runner-up and former Education Minister, Professor Tunde Adeniran garnered a paltry 230 votes.
Chief Raymond Dokpesi, the chairman of African Independent Television polled 66 votes, with Professor Taoheed Adedoja recording zero vote.
The party also has a new National Secretary in Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri who polled a total of 1,549 votes to defeat Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha and Senator Nenadi Usman who garnered 371 and 287 votes respectively.
Equqlly 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.
Senator Garbage got 1316 out of total vote cast while Ciroma polled 350 to settle for second spot on the log.
Senator Saidu Kumo who also ran for the position came third after polling a total of 89 votes.