Iyorchia Ayu Elected As Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman
The former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu, has been elected as the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ayu emerged early Sunday morning after an orderly election that started on Saturday and spilled over to the following day.
In his appreciation remarks soon after the declaration of the result, Ayu declared that the PDP was “back to take back power from the All Progressives Congress.”
Other members of the National Working Committee, NWC, were declared elected by the Governor of Adamawa State and Chairman of the Convention Organising Committee, Ahmadu Fintiri.
3,600 delegates voted for new members of the NWC of the PDP at the convention.
Mr Ayu said the PDP will rescue Nigeria from the ‘terrible mess’ it has been in the past six years.
“I want to sincerely appreciate the PDP family. Today is simply a thank you address. When we started this party 23 – 24 years ago, we never in any way imagined that the journey will get us to this stage – a stage where we ruled for 16 years, we went into rough times but for anybody who will bother to see, PDP is back,” he said.
He added that the party “Is back to rescue Nigeria from the terrible mess we have been in the last six years. I want to appreciate all of you who have taken time as delegates, as observers, as supporters, as members of the media, as members of the security services, who have made this event such a wonderful event.”