Senator Iyorchia Ayu is surrounded by members of the PDP Governors’ Forum as he gives a remark following his emergence as the new National Chairman of the main opposition party in Abuja on October 31, 2021.
By Valentine Amanze
Nigeria’s main opposition party, People Democratic Party (PDP), has ended its two-day National Convention at Abuja, the nation’s capital.
At the event, which kicked off on Saturday October 30, 2021, a former president of the Senate, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, emerged as the new National Chairman of the party.
Ayu, a consensus candidate for the position, took over the leadership of the party alongside 20 others elected into various positions within the PDP National Working Committee.
Hundreds of party delegates participated in the election of the new national officers at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
“Very significantly is for me to have the privilege as the Chief Returning Officer of the 2021 PDP National Convention Election Chairman to announce and declare His Excellency, Senator (Dr) Iyorchia Ayu as duly elected and returned National Chairman of our great party,” said Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State while announcing the results of the elections.
Full list of the newly-elected national officials of the main opposition party below:
National Chairman – Iyorchia Ayu
Deputy National Chairman (North) – Umar Damagum (Contested)
Deputy National Chairman (South) – Taofeek Arapaja (Contested)
National Secretary – Samuel Anyanwu (Unopposed)
National Treasurer – Ahmed Mohammed (Unopposed)
National Organising Secretary – Umar Bature (Unopposed)
National Financial Secretary – Daniel Woyegikuro (Unopposed)
National Women’s Leader – Professor Stella Effah-Attoe (Unopposed)
National Youth Leader – Muhammed Suleiman (Contested)
National Legal Adviser – Kamaldeen Ajibade (Unopposed)
National Publicity Secretary – Debo Ologunagba (Unopposed)
National Auditor – Okechuckwu Daniel (Unopposed)
Deputy National Secretary – Setoji Kosheodo (Unopposed)
Deputy National Treasurer – Ndubisi David (Unopposed)
Deputy National Publicity Secretary – Ibrahim Abdullahi (Unopposed)
Deputy National Organising Secretary – Ighoyota Amori (Unopposed)
Deputy National Financial Secretary – Adamu Kamale (Unopposed)
Deputy National Women’s Leader – Hajara Wanka (Unopposed)
Deputy National Youth Leader – Timothy Osadolor (Unopposed)
Deputy National Legal Adviser – Okechukwu Osuoha (Unopposed)
Deputy National Auditor – Abdulrahman Mohammed (Unopposed).