Uche Secondus: Meet The Newly Elected PDP National Chairman
Uche Secondus, a Nigerian businessman, politician, and elder statesman has emerged the elected National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.
Secondus who was a former acting Chairman of the party defeated a former Minister of Education, Professor Tunde Adeniran, Founder of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, as well as a Former Minister of Sports and Special Duties, Taoheed Adedoja, in a controversial election at its national convention which commenced on Saturday at the Eagles Square in Abuja.
While the party has now elected 21 other officials that will lead it in the quest to wrest power back from the All Progressives Congress (APC), here are some facts you may not know about its new national chairman:
1 Mr Secondus was born on March 22, 1955.
2 He completed his elementary and secondary education in Rivers State after which he attended the London Chambers of Commerce Institute where he obtained a certificate in Commerce.
3 He went into politics during the Second Republic in 1978 and has been a member of the PDP since 1999.
4 In 2007, he was the South-South Coordinator for the PDP National Campaign Council that organized the campaigns for the party during that year’s general elections.
5 In 2008, he became the National Organizing Secretary for the party, holding office until 2012.
6 Also in 2013, he was elected as the Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party and also briefly served as acting National Chairman of the party between 2015 and 2016 after the resignation of Adamu Mu’azu.
7 Secondus was the second chairman of the Rivers State PDP.
8 He was one of the only two candidates from the south-south region in the race for the National chairmanship seat in the just December 2017 convention