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New PDP Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu Challenges APC To Hold A National Convention Like PDP



Iyorchia Ayu

The newly-elected Peoples Democratic Celebration’s PDP Nationwide Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, has challenged the All Progressives Congress to carry a nationwide conference just like the PDP has carried out.

He famous that with the conduct of a profitable nationwide conference, the PDP was issuing a stop discover to the APC to arrange its handover notes forward of the 2023 basic elections.

Iyorchia Ayu, a former President of the Senate, spoke after members of the brand new Nationwide Working Committee of the PDP have been declared on the Eagle Sq., Abuja, within the early hours of Sunday.

The brand new NWC is to be inaugurated on December 9, 2021, when the tenure of the incumbent the court-suspended Nationwide Chairman, Uche Secondus, and the committee he heads terminates.

Iyorchia Ayu mentioned, “I need to sincerely admire the PDP household. Immediately is solely a ‘thanks’ handle. Once we began this occasion 23 to 24 years in the past, we by no means in any means imagined that our journey would get us to this stage; a stage the place we dominated 16 years, we went into tough instances however for anyone who would hassle to see, PDP is again.

Iyorchia Ayu

Iyorchia Ayu

“PDP is again and it’s again to rescue Nigeria from the horrible mess now we have been in, within the final six years. Many individuals imagined that this conference would result in the breakup of the PDP.

“These individuals who have been dreaming like that, they have been dreaming in Wonderland; their goals have been misplaced. We’ve come out stronger. We’re united. We’re decided to come back again to the place PDP belonged.

“That is the actual occasion in Nigeria, the opposite one is a contraption, it doesn’t exist. I need to guarantee you that in a couple of days or few weeks’ time, you’d see the mammoth crowd that may come again to PDP in each state. These Nigerians who’ve misplaced hope ought to at the moment know that Nigeria isn’t a divided nation.

“A small group of individuals determined to divide Nigeria. PDP will come again to unite our individuals, put them collectively – North and South, East and West. We are going to transfer forward to develop this nation. We did it earlier than, we’re going to do it once more.”

Whereas expressing gratitude thanking state governors and the occasion members for his or her help, the brand new chairman mentioned, “I consider the opposite occasion can by no means maintain a conference as a result of even state congresses, they will’t maintain; they’ve produced 92 chairmen for 36 states.

“How can they maintain a conference? We’re ready…it’s a problem to them. Allow them to come and maintain such a profitable conference which the PDP has carried out. That is fairly a discover. PDP is again and it’s taking again the nation. We are going to develop it.”

Out of the 21 positions within the NWC, 18 members contested unopposed on the Eagle Sq. venue of the conference in Abuja.

The elected NWC is made up of the Nationwide Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu (Unopposed); Deputy Nationwide Chairman (North), Umar Damagum (Contested); Deputy Nationwide Chairman (South), Taofeek Arapaja (Contested) and Nationwide Secretary, Samuel Anyanwu (Unopposed).

Others are Nationwide Treasurer, Ahmed Mohammed (Unopposed); Nationwide Organising Secretary, Umar Bature (Unopposed); Nationwide Monetary Secretary, Daniel Woyegikuro (Unopposed); Nationwide Girls’s Chief, Professor Stella Effah-Attoe (Unopposed); Nationwide Youth Chief, Muhammed Suleiman (Contested); Nationwide Authorized Adviser, Kamaldeen Ajibade (Unopposed); Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba (Unopposed); and Nationwide Auditor – Okechuckwu Daniel (Unopposed).

The brand new officers additionally embody: the Deputy Nationwide Secretary, Setoji Kosheodo (Unopposed); Deputy Nationwide Treasurer, Ndubisi David (Unopposed); Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Ibrahim Abdullahi (Unopposed); Deputy Nationwide Organising Secretary, Ighoyota Amori (Unopposed)

In the meantime, the outgoing NWC has alleged that the APC is intimidating and harassing governors out of the opposition occasion whereas additionally utilizing state energy in an try to cripple the PDP.

The allegation was contained within the ‘Nationwide Secretary’s Report back to 2021 Elective Conference,’ circulated in the course of the PDP nationwide conference.

Within the report by the Nationwide Secretary of the PDP, Senator Ibrahim Tsauri, the occasion mentioned within the final 4 years, it had confirmed to be a resilient and rising occasion, “despite all efforts and antics by the ruling occasion to make use of state energy to cripple the PDP.”

In the meantime, a former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has congratulated the newly elected PDP chairman and different 20 nationwide officers.

Iyorchia Ayu

Iyorchia Ayu

Iyorchia Ayu