The Presiding officer of the People Democratic Party, PDP, 2021 National Convention election into the National Working Committee of the party, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has declared His Excellency, Hon. Dr. Iyorchia Ayu as the new Chairman of the party and Mohammed Kadade Suleiman as the National Youth Leader.
The newly elected Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu, scored a total of 3426 votes while the National Youth Leader, Kadade scored 3072 and his runner’s up, Usman Elkudan got 219 votes, Fintiri said.
In his Thank You address, Ayu said, when we started this party 23, 24 years ago we never in anyway imagined that the journey will bring us to this stage. A stage where we ruled for 16years, we went through rough times but, for anybody who will bother to say, PDP is back, is back to reclaim a skewed Nigeria from the terrible mess we have been in, in the last six years.
He went further to say, many people imagined that this convention will lead to the break up of the party. The people who dreamt it, dreamt in wonderland.Their dreams are misplaced. We have come out stronger, we are united and determined to come back where PDP belong.
Adding, PDP is the real party in Nigeria and the other is a contraction, it doesn’t exist and I want to assure you that in the next few days you will see the mammoth crowd that will come back to PDP.
Nigerians who have lost hope should today know that Nigeria is not a divided country, a small group of people decided to divide Nigeria. PDP will come back and unite our people, bring them together. We will move ahead to develop this country. We did it before, we are going to do it again.