List of Top Three Losers As PDP Holds Convention in Abuja

List of Top Three Losers As PDP Holds Convention in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party has elected new members into its National Working Committee to lead the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Only three out of the 21 national working committee (NWC) positions were contested, while consensus candidates were adopted for the remaining positions.

Here are the three losers as PDP holds convention in Abuja
Some PDP members have lost out following the recent convention of the party.
Source: UGC

In this report, lists the biggest losers over the contested seats.

1. Hajiya Inna Ciroma

For the position of the deputy national chairman (north), Umar Damagum, former governorship candidate of Yobe state, polled 2,222 votes to beat Inna Ciroma, former minister of women affairs from Borno state, who garnered 365 votes.

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2. Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun state, lost the contest of the deputy national chairman (south) with 705 votes, while his challenger Taofeek Arapaja, a former deputy governor of Oyo state, polled 2,004 votes.

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3. Usman Elkudan

In the contest between two contenders from Kaduna state for the position of National Youth Leader, Muhammed Kadade Suleiman scored 3072 votes to beat Usman Elkudan who polled 219.

Secondus' failed attempt to stop PDP convention

Recall that the PDP's national convention got a green light from the Court of Appeal after a legal battle with the party's suspended national chairman, Uche Secondus.

Secondus had in a suit sought a court induction to prevent the PDP from going ahead with the planned convention.

Oyinlola, Ciroma refuse to step down for PDP consensus candidates

Meanwhile, had previously reported that Oyinlola vowed that he would not step down for the preferred candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the position of deputy national chairman (south), Taofeek Arapaja.

It was reported that the efforts of the leaders of the party failed to persuade Oyinlola to withdraw from the contest as of the time voting commenced at 5 pm.

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The stakeholders, especially the party’s governors, have adopted Arapaja as consensus candidate for the position, a decision Oyinlola has vowed to resist.

Also, Inna Ciroma, who is contesting for deputy national chairman (North), has also stuck to her guns, resisting pressure to step down for her male contender, Umar Damagum.


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