Uche Secondus Elected PDP National Chairman, Senator Tsauri Emerges National Secretary
Prince Uche Secondus of Rivers State has been declared winner of the National Chairmanship election of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after brushing aside challenges from former education minister, Professor Tunde Adeniran and Chief Raymond Dokpesi.
Prince Secondus was announced winner of the election after polling 2,000 votes. Coming up a distant second was Professor Adeniran who amassed 230 votes while Chief Raymond Dokpesi brought up the rear with just 66 votes.
Uche Secondus was consequently declared winner of the election by the Chairman of the Electoral Committee and immediate past Governor of Benue State, Mr Gabriel Suswam.
The PDP Convention commenced on Saturday at the Eagles Square in Abuja. The voting process had already been condemned by both Professor Adeniran and Chief Dokpesi for being undemocratic with the circulation of a consensus list. Professor Adeniran had walked out on the process even before counting began.
The PDP also elected Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri as its new National Secretary. Senator Tsauri polled a total of 1,549 votes to defeat Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha with 371 and Senator Nenadi Usman with 287 votes.
Senator Gamawa Babawo Garba beat former Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Maryam Inna Ciroma and Senator Saidu Kumo to emerge new Deputy National Chairman (North) which earns him a place in the National Working Committee (NWC).
Senator Garba got 1316 out of votes cast while Hajia Ciroma whom many had initially tipped to win, managed only 350 votes to settle for second. Senator Saidu Kumo came third after polling a total of 89 votes.
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