By Nuel Suji – A former National Vice Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Uche Secondus, has been declared as the winner of the National Chairmanship election of the party.
Former Governor of Benue State and Chairman of the Convention electoral committee Mr. Gabriel Suswam who announced the results Sunday morning, said Mr. Secondus scored a total of 2,000 votes out of the 2,296 total number of votes cast.
The new National Chairman was trailed by a former Minister of Education, Tunde Adeniran, who scored a total vote of 231 votes, while Raymond Dokpesi polled 60 votes and Taoheed Adedoja had nil vote.
The Convention which was characterized by many intrigues and drama started Friday and held at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
Mr. Secondus hails from Rivers State, South South Nigeria. He was openly supported by his kinsman and his State Governor, Nyesome Wike and his South West ally, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
About 11 governors reportedly backed the election of the new national chairman.
The outcome of the election sparked protests from the supporters of other candidate who alleged misconducts.
Earlier, Prof Adeniran had walked out of the convention venue alleging vote fraud and manipulation.
They were sworn in by a lawyer and a former candidate for the Ondo state governorship, Tayo Jegede.
Below is 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. Legal Adviser.; 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