- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected Muhammed Suleiman, a 25-year-old as youth leader
- Muhammed Suleiman, the 25-year-old defeated his challenger Usman Elkudan, who scored 219 votes
- The newly elected youth leader said his emergence would help the party to restore its image to the vision of the PDP founding fathers
Muhammed Suleiman, a 25-year-old, has emerged as the national youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Suleiman, who hails from Kaduna state, polled 3,072 votes at the just concluded PDP national convention.
The 25-year-old defeated his challenger Usman Elkudan, who scored 219 votes.
In the build-up to the convention, Suleiman said he is barely two years older than the PDP, which was established in 1998.
The newly elected youth leader said his emergence would help the party to restore its image to the vision of the PDP founding fathers.
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“I’m Mohammed Kadade Suleman. I’m 25 years old, barely two years older than our beloved party,” he had said in a video.
“I symbolise both the content and character of the office I’m vying for. Over the years, our great party — PDP — has been the subject of mockery and ridicule by the opposition, especially when persons considered to be old bred emerge as our national youth leaders.
Oyinlola, Ciroma refuse to step down for PDP consensus candidates
Meanwhile, Legit.ng 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.
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.
Southwest stakeholders endorse Oyinlola, Ologunagba ahead of PDP national convention
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that stakeholders of the PDP from the southwest zone concluded negotiations on candidates to adopt as consensus options.
It was reported that a consultative meeting held in Lagos on Wednesday, October 27, by the stakeholders concluded on Oyinlola as the deputy national chairman (south) and Debo Ologunagba as the national publicity secretary of the party.