The Congress was peaceful, commendable – NEC chairman
The Periscope Reporter
– The Congress runs without rancour and entirely credible; the maturity exhibited is to say the least, fascinated – Hon Idi Amin
– Impressive! No gunshots, no knives or matchets brandishing, no club swinging, no Shilla notoreity or political thuggery, no condemnation but communication, no objection yet from Dr Ardo led faction – Electorates
– Simply settings the stage for smooth, unopposed governorship primaries
– Waziri Adamawa and Governor Fintiri charge the new Exco to cement unit members, strengthen the Party
The immediate past chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), A.T Shehu and several other members of the last executive wete reelected Saturday, during the state congress of the party at Mahmud Ribadu Square in Yola.
Chairman of the congress committee, Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state announced the new exco after delegates from the 21 local governments of the state casted their votes.
The election, which was generally peaceful and orderly had Barrister Aliyu Shehu as chairman.
A.T Shehu polled 2,422 votes from the 2,614 delegates accredited for the election.
A total of 39 offices were filled during the election. all the candidates polled 2,422 votes as they were all elected unposed.
The names on the list of Excos sworn in shortly after the election include, Stephen Doma deputy state chairman, Adamu Waziri Pakka vice chairman north, Yayaji Audu Gombi vice chairman central, and Leasado Jemuel Milson vice chairman south.
Others are Idris Yahaya state Secretary, Teri Kwada assistant Secretary north, Samah Joab assistant Secretary central, Arnold Yahaya assistant Secretary South, Ahmadu Bazway state treasurer, Isaac Burdu assistant treasurer north, Mary Javan assistant treasurer central, Audu Ngete treasurer Secretary south.
Hickson Elijah state financial Secretary, Dauda Bindeka Ishaku assistant financial Secretary, Mohammed Gidado Bello state Publicity Secretary, Saidu Umar Assistant Publicity Secretary, Hamza Alhaji Bello State Organising Secretary.
Also on the list are John Musa Assistant Organising Secretary north, Sani Usman Arabo assistant Organising Secretary central, Satina Charles assistant Organising Secretary south, Barrister Ishaku Daniel Yanta State legal Adviser, Dauda Gah assistant legal adviser.
Susan Mark Jilvage State Women leader, Hauwa Mohammed Jingi assistant women leader north, Aishatu Abdulrahman assistant women leader central, Zainab Bello assistant women leader south, Abdullahi Umar Alkali state youth leader, Hannaniya Isa assistant youth leader north, Engr. John Adum assistant youth leader central and Douglas Haniel assistant youth leader south.
The rest includes, Babangida Modibbo Umar state auditor, Ismaila Joda assistant state auditor, Abdullahi Umar ex officio central, Kawu Abdullahi ex officio central, Alhaji Kabiru Hassan ex officio south, Agnes kwatishe ex offio south, Alfa Enoch ex officio north and Hajiya Amina Isa ex officio north.
The congress election was attended by the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, Gov.Ahmadu Umaru Finitiri, former governor Boni Haruna and past and serving National Assembly members.
In his acceptance speech, the re-elected chairman, Barr A.T Shehu thanked the delegates for giving him another chance to serve. He promised to lead the party in accordance with the Constitution, and carry everybody along.
Shehu and others stand as unpposed candidates in the entire executive positions but the party still conducted the congress to fulfil all democratic righteousness.
Diri of Bayelsa state who is the chairman of the PDP National Electoral Committee for the conduct of the state congress commended the peaceful and matured way and manner the exercise was conducted.
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Waziri Adamawa and Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintri of Adamawa state have called on the new state executives to see their election as a challenge towards fine-tuning the party to victory.
The duo assured the citizenry that the PDP would not relent in providing credible leadership in the country that would bring about peace, progress development.