Iyorchia Ayu has emerged as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Ayu’s emergence marked the conclusion of the PDP’s elective national convention in the early hours of Sunday. The former Senate President went into the elective convention as the consensus candidate of the Northern PDP leaders.
However, delegates still cast their ballot for all the candidates despite the consensus. A total of 3,511 accredited delegates to the National Convention were called out to vote.
First to be called were delegates from Abia and Adamawa States. Abia has 116 delegates while Adamawa has 118 delegates.
According to the Chairman, Central Planning Committee of the Convention and Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Umaru Fintiri, there were a total of 3,701 delegates in the PDP, out of which 3,511 were accredited.
See the list of consensus candidates returned elected during the convention:
Iyorchia Ayu- national chairman
Umar Iliya Damagum- deputy national chairman (North)
Taofeek Arapaja- deputy national chairman (South)
Samuel Anyanwu (national secretary)
Ahmed Yayari Mohammed (national treasurer)
Umar Bature (national organizing secretary)
Daniel Woyegikuro (national financial secretary)
Stella Effah-Attoe (national woman leader)
Mohammed Kadade suleiman (national youth leader)
Kamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade (national legal adviser)
Debo Ologunagba (national publicity secretary)
Okechukwu Obiechina Daniel (national auditor)
Setonji Koshoede (deputy national secretary)
Ndubisi Eneh David (deputy national treasurer)
Ibrahim Abdullahi (deputy national publicity secretary)
Ighoyota Amori (deputy national organizing secretary)
Adamu Kamale (deputy national financial secretary)
Hajaja Yakubu Wanka (deputy national woman leader)
Timothy Osadolor (deputy national youth leader)
Okechukwu Osuoha (deputy national legal adviser)