National Conference: PDP clears Ayu, Oyinlola, Ciroma, 24 others for NWC election (FULL LIST)


A ragged Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu, ragged Governor of Osun Inform, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, and a ragged Deputy Governor of Oyo Inform, Taofeek Arapaja, had been cleared by the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) to contest elections into the National Working committee (NWC) of the celebration for the length of the drawing shut national convention.

Additionally cleared are a ragged Minister of Ladies folks Affairs, Maryam Ciroma, and two ragged senators, Samuel Ayanwu and Ighoyota Amori.

They’re among the 27 aspirants cleared by the zoning committee of the celebration on Wednesday.

This is contained within the represent of the screening committee submitted to the Governor Ahmadu Fintiri-led National Conference Organising Committee of the celebration on Thursday.

The committee became chaired by a ragged Attorney Celebrated of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, with a ragged Deputy Speaker of the Dwelling of Representatives, Austin Opara, as his deputy.

The non-obligatory national convention of the precious opposition celebration holds in Abuja on 30 and 31 October.

In the seven-page represent, the committee, which became inaugurated on 23 September, mentioned it screened 32 aspirants after two of them withdrew from the speed, and subsequently cleared 27.

It also mentioned it disqualified four others.

Diverse crucial sides

The represent, purchased by PREMIUM TIMES, listed Mr Ayu as the sole candidate for the situation of the national chairman.

The ragged Senate President, who hails from Benue Inform within the North-central zone, became no longer too long ago adopted by the northern leaders of the celebration as the dispute’s consensus candidate for the situation.

The represent mentioned Mr Oyinlola, a ragged national secretary of the PDP, and Mr Arapaja are both contesting for the situation of the deputy national chairman (South). They’re from the South-west zone.

It also mentioned Mrs Ciroma, who became once the ladies’s chief of the celebration, is working for the situation of deputy national chairman (North). She is to slug it out with Umar Damagun, a ragged ambassador, on the convention.

Mr Anyanwu, who represented Imo East within the Senate till 2015, became no longer too long ago adopted by the South-east chapter of the celebration as its consensus candidate for the situation.

He’s the lone candidate for the situation of national secretary following the withdrawal of 1 in all his challengers and the disqualification of 1 other.

The represent listed Mr Ighoyota as the entirely aspirant for the situation of the deputy national organising secretary.

The political ally of ragged Governor James Ibori of Delta Inform, represented Delta Central Senatorial District nonetheless became sacked from the upper condo in 2015 by the courtroom, which declared the incumbent Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, winner of the March 28, 2015 election.

In keeping with the document, other folks who withdrew from the NWC speed are a ragged member of the Dwelling of Representatives, Cyril Maduabum, and Amina Tasallah. The represent mentioned they notified the committee in writing.

Mr Maduabum, who’s currently the Director Celebrated of PDP Governors Dialogue board (PDP-GF), became working for the situation of national secretary while Mrs Tasallah became in competition for the place of job of the deputy national ladies’s chief.

The committee also mentioned it disqualified four aspirants for various reasons.

They’re a ragged National Secretary of the PDP, Wale Oladipo, a ragged National Vice Chairman of the celebration within the South-west, Eddy Olafeso, Oke Muo-Aroh, and Akintan Oludaisi.

Mr Oladipo became the national secretary of the PDP under the chairmanship of Bamanga Tukur while Mr Olafeso became the national vice chairman of the celebration.

NWC positions to be contested for

The 27 aspirants cleared will contest for 21 NWC positions on the convention.

The positions are the National Chairman, National Deputy Chairman (North), Deputy National Chairman (South), National Secretary, Deputy National Secretary, National Treasurer, Deputy National Treasurer, National Financial Secretary, Deputy National Financial Secretary, National Organising Secretary and Deputy National Organising Secretary.

Others are National Publicity Secretary, Deputy National Publicity Secretary, National Proper Adviser, Deputy National Proper Adviser, National Auditor, Deputy National Auditor, National Ladies folks’s Chief and Deputy National Chief and National Childhood Chief and Deputy National Childhood Chief.

The NWC is accountable for the day to day administration of the celebration.

The committee mentioned it became guided in its project by a preference of documents and the eligibility of the aspirants.

“The technique of screening became guided by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the PDP Constitution, and the Guidelines of the celebration.

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“As wisely as, the Committee became guided by the eligibility of the aspirants,” it mentioned.

The Uche Secondus-led NWC became elected in December 2017.

Zoning of positions

The zoning committee headed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu Inform and assisted by Governor Samuel Ortom, had unhurried September zoned the chairmanship of the celebration to the North.

It also suggested that every NWC positions currently occupied by other folks from the south could possibly just restful tear to the north and other folks occupied by other folks from the north could possibly just restful tear to the south.

The celebration’s National Executive Committee (NEC) at its final assembly on 7 October permitted the strategies.


Sen. Dr. Iyorchia Ayu National Chairman CLEARED
Amb. Umar Iliya Damagum Deputy National Chairman (North) CLEARED
Hajiya Inna Maryam Ciroma Deputy National Chairman (North) CLEARED
H.E. Amb Taofeek Arapaja Deputy National Chairman (South) CLEARED
Prof. Adewale Abiodun Oladipo Deputy National Chairman (South) NOT CLEARED
Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola Deputy National Chairman (South) CLEARED
Cyril I. D. Maduabum National Secretary WITHDRAWN
Sen. Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu National Secretary CLEARED
Chief Barr. Oke Muo-Aroh National Secretary NOT CLEARED
Hon. Ahmed Yayari Mohammed National Treasurer CLEARED
Hon. Umar Bature National Organizing Secretary CLEARED
Daniel Woyegikuro National Financial Secretary CLEARED
Prof. Stella Effah-Attoe National Ladies folks’s Chief CLEARED
Hon. Divine Amina Arong National Ladies folks’s Chief CLEARED
Muhammed Kakade Suleiman National Childhood Chief CLEARED
Usman Elkudan National Childhood Chief CLEARED
Kamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade, SAN National Proper Adviser CLEARED
Hon. Debo Ologunagba National Publicity Secretary CLEARED
Dr. Olafeso Eddy Eniola National Publicity Secretary NOT CLEARED
Okechukwu Obiechina Daniel National Auditor CLEARED
Ikechukwu Samben Nwosu National Auditor CLEARED
Hon. Mrs. Chibuogwu Benson- Oraelosi National Auditor CLEARED
Hon. Arch. Setoji Kosheodo Deputy National Secretary CLEARED
Hon. Akintan Oludaisi Deputy National Secretary NOT CLEARED
Engr. Adedeji Doherty Deputy National Secretary CLEARED
Ndubisi Eneh David Deputy National Treasurer CLEARED
Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi Deputy National Publicity Secretary CLEARED
Sen. Chief Ighoyota Deputy National Organising Secretary CLEARED
Hon. Adamu O. U. Kamale Deputy National Financial Secretary CLEARED
Hajara Yakubu Wanka Deputy National Ladies folks’s Chief CLEARED
Timothy Osadolor Deputy National Childhood Chief CLEARED
Barr. Okechukwu Osuoha Deputy National Proper Adviser CLEARED
Hon. Abdulrahman Mohammed Deputy National Auditor CLEARED

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