Posted by News Express | 14 November 2019 | 576 times
Lagos State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has on Wednesday elected Deji Doherty as chairman of the party, in a peaceful election, under the supervision of three chieftains of the party sent by the National Working Committee (NWC) and led by senator Ben Obi, as chairman.
According to Senator Obi, the election had 68 delegates approved by NWC of the party but only 45 delegates voted at the election which took place at L’eola hotel, Maryland.
Apart from Obi, members of the three-man committee included Muktar Ahmed, as secretary and Senator Biodun Olujimi, member, who was unavoidably absent, because she was engaged with her swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday at the Senate, having got Appeal Court judgement in her favour.
The election was conducted for the purpose of filing eight State vacant positions and two Local government chairmen positions, started with accreditation of delegates, and supervised by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), where three candidates contested for the position of chairman, with Doherty garnering 27 votes to emerge winner, while Omotanwa Kudirat, scored 21 votes to come second, with Adejumo Ajegbe disqualified for failure to have resigned his position as Assistant State vice chairman, Lagos West senatorial zone, seven days before the election.
Other positions contested for, included, vice chairman central senatorial district, State Organizing Secretary, Assistant State Organizing Secretary, State Legal Adviser, Assistant State Legal Adviser, Assistant State Secretary, Assistant State Publicity Secretary, and Chairmen for Apapa and Badagry Local Government Areas (LGAs).
Three positions, State legal Adviser contested by Muyideen Tejumade, Olalekan Akeem for Assistant State legal Adviser and Adeniyi Ademola Rotimi, for Assistant State Organizing Secretary, were unanimously returned elected.
Other winners at the election included Akojemu Bidemi Florence for chairman Badagry LGA, who scored 38 votes, Kolawole Mike, for Apapa LGA 41 votes, Amode Akeem for State Organizing Secretary, garnered 34 votes, Showole Olusegun Jubril, Vice Chairman Central Senatorial District, had 34 votes, Assistant State Secretary, Olayinka Dada scored 37 votes
Describing Omotanwa as a great woman, Obi said that every member should give the new executive the needed support even though he said that it was possible for majority of the people to be on the same pedestal, maintaining that for those who had won, it was a beginning of a journey and they should not undermine other contestants
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