Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention scheduled for Saturday, October 30 and Sunday, October 31, aleast 20 aspirants have been cleared to contest for 21 National Working committee (NWC) positions.
The aspirants were cleared by the screening committee chaired by Mohammed Adoke, a former Attorney General of the Federation and minister of justice.
At least 20 aspirants were cleared by the zoning committee of the PDP ahead of the national convention.
The NWC of the opposition is tasked with the responsibility for the day to day administration of the party.
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In this piece, Legit.ng lists the aspirants vying for positions in the NWC:
1. Sen. Dr. Iyorchia Ayu – National Chairman
2. Amb. Umar Iliya Damagum – Deputy National Chairman (North)
3. Hajiya Inna Maryam Ciroma – Deputy National Chairman (North)
4. H.E. Amb Taofeek Arapaja – Deputy National Chairman (South)
5. Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola – Deputy National Chairman (South)
6. Sen. Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu – National Secretary
7. Hon. Ahmed Yayari Mohammed – National Treasurer
8. Hon. Umar Bature – National Organizing Secretary
9. Daniel Woyegikuro – National Financial Secretary
10. Prof. Stella Effah-Attoe – National Women’s Leader
11. Hon. Divine Amina Arong – National Women’s Leader
12. Muhammed Kakade Suleiman – National Youth Leader
13. Usman Elkudan – National Youth Leader
14. Kamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade, SAN – National Legal Adviser
15. Hon. Debo Ologunagba – National Publicity Secretary
16. Okechukwu Obiechina Daniel – National Auditor
17. Ikechukwu Samben Nwosu – National Auditor
18. Hon. Mrs. Chibuogwu Benson- Oraelosi – National Auditor
19. Hon. Arch. Setoji Kosheodo – Deputy National Secretary
20. Hon. Akintan Oludaisi – Deputy National Secretary
21. Engr. Adedeji Doherty – Deputy National Secretary
22. Ndubisi Eneh David – Deputy National Treasurer
23. Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi Deputy – National Publicity Secretary
24. Sen. Chief Ighoyota – Deputy National Organising Secretary
25. Hon. Adamu O. U. Kamale – Deputy National Financial Secretary
26. Hajara Yakubu Wanka – Deputy National Women’s Leader
27. Timothy Osadolor – Deputy National Youth Leader
28. Barr. Okechukwu Osuoha – Deputy National Legal Adviser
29. Hon. Abdulrahman Mohammed – Deputy National Auditor
PDP Crisis Deepens as Oladipo, Two Other Aspirants Disqualified ;
Earlier, the PDP screening sub-committee has disqualified three aspirants from vying for positions in the NWC.
Those disqualified were: Prof Wale Oladipo (Osun) who expressed interest in the position of Deputy National Chairman South, Okey Muo-Aroh (Anambra) who expressed interest in the position of National Secretary, and Dr Olafeso Eddy (Ondo) National Publicity Secretary.
The chairman of the National Convention Organising Committee, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state, made this announcement during the official media launch of the 2021 national convention logo and promotional materials, at the PDP National Secretariat, Abuja, on Thursday, October 21.
Wishing all the contestants success in the aforementioned convention..