The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected Iyorchia Ayu, a former Senate president, as its National Chairman.
Ayu was elected by delegates who attended the convention in the early hours of Sunday after he was earlier adopted as the consensus candidate for the position.
The ex-Senate president polled 3,426 votes to emerge unopposed.
Only three offices of the PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC) were keenly contested at the convention – the Deputy National Chairman (South), Deputy National Chairman (North) and National Youth Leader.
Taofeek Arapaja, a former deputy governor of Oyo State, emerged as the winner of the Deputy National Chairman (South) after he garnered 2,004 votes to defeat Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun State, who scored 705 votes.
For the position of the Deputy National Chairman (North), Umar Damagum, former governorship candidate of Yobe state, polled 2,222 votes to beat Inna Ciroma, former minister of women affairs from Borno state, who garnered 365 votes.
Muhammed Suleiman from Kaduna scored 3,072 votes to defeat Usman Elkudan, also from Kaduna, who scored 219 for the position of National Youth Leader.
The remaining 18 offices had their occupants emerge as consensus candidates.
The candidates were declared duly elected by Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa state and chief returning officer of the election.