Uche Secondus Elected PDP National Chairman, Senator Tsauri Elected National Secretary

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In its taunting statement, the APC further said, "The abnormalities that trailed the PDP national convention have further exposed the PDP as a party is not ready and willing to change".

Prince Uche Secondus of Rivers State has been declared victor 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.

"The delegates have spoken".

Also 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.

A statement issued on Sunday, December 10, 2017, by the APC spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi, said "the biggest political party in Africa has now been reduced to a regional party". "Congratulations PDP as I wish all our members the best of luck".

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The ruling party stated this in reaction to the just concluded PDP convention.

"We, therefore, have a very big task of retrieving this nation from APC over its clear lack of direction and confusion starting with the presidency".

Since Secondus emerged as the PDP Chairman, Governor Fayose has said nothing about the election.

Also speaking the chairman of the convention Electoral Committee and former governor of Benue state, Gabriel Suswam, described the exercise as "the first ever transparent election by PDP", noting, "in the past, the president would speak and the rest would follow".

According to Ihedioha who was also the 2015 Imo PDP, gubernatorial candidate, his conviction was based on the abilities of the newly elected national officers of the party.

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