Former acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has emerged the new chairman of the party after an election held at the Eagles Square Abuja on Saturday.
Interestingly, the same characters who were rejected by Nigerians in 2015 dominated the convention.
The chairman of PDP convention electoral committee, Gabriel Suswam, who announced the results, said Mr. Secondus got a total of 2,000 votes from the total 2,296 votes cast.
Former Nigerian ambassador to Germany, Tunde Adeniran, who scored a total vote of 231 votes, came a distant second.
AIT founder, Raymond Dokpesi and Taoheed Adedoja scored 66 and 0 votes respectively to come third and fourth respectively.
However, Adeniran and Dopkesi have rejected the outcome of the convention that saw Secondus emerge as party chairman.
They said the processes was compromised.
Mr. Dokpesi stated that he picked exception to the circulation of a document referred to as “Unity List” to delegates asking them to vote for the people on the list.
Mr. Adeniran called for the cancellation of the results.
Recall that the convention committee had earlier announced the ban on all form of campaign at the venue of the convention.
The chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee, Ifeanyi Okowa, while responding to the allegation, said his committee had not officially received any complaints.
Notwithstanding the complaints, Mr. Secondus and other elected officials were immediately sworn in after the announcement.
They were sworn in by a lawyer and a former candidate for the Ondo state governorship, Tayo Jegede and now becomes the new National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP.
See Below the full list of new members of PDP NWC:
Deputy National Chairman ( South); Yemi Akinwonmi- Ogun
Deputy National Chairman ( North); Garba Gamawa- Bauchi
National Secretary; Ibrahim Tsauri- Katsina
Deputy National Secretary; Abubakar Mustapha
National Treasurer; Aribisala Adewale- Ekiti
Deputy National Treasurer; Wada Masu-Kano
Financial Secretary; Abdullahi Maibasira- Niger
Deputy Fin. Sec.; Irona Gerald-Imo
National Organizing Secretary; Austin Akobundu- Abia
Dep. Nat. Org. Sec.; Hassan Yakubu- Nasarawa
Publicity Secretary; Kola Ologbondiyan- Kogi
Dep. Nat. Pub. Sec.; Diran Odeyemi- Osun
National Legal Adviser; Emmanuel Enoidem- Akwa Ibom
Dep. Nat. Leg. Ads.; Ahmed Liman- Sokoto
National Auditor; Adamu Mustapha-Yobe
Dep. Nat. Auditor; Divine Arong
National Woman Leader; Mariya Waziri-Kebbi
Dep. Nat. Woman Leader; Hadizat Umoru- Edo
National Youth Leader; Udeh Okoye-Enugu
Dep. Nat. Youth Leader; Umar Maina- Adamu