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“We will move ahead to develop this country. We did it before. We are going to do it again. I want to thank the governors,” Mr Iyorcha Ayu, newly elected national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said in his thank-you speech to draw the curtain on a highly anticipated but less keenly contested convention in Abuja yesterday.

Ayu, who was the consensus candidate, got 3,426 affirmative votes out of the total 3,511 accredited voters. He told Nigerians PDP was back to take over and “develop” the country, adding that “PDP will come back to unite our people, put them together, north and south, east and west as it did when it was in power for 16 years.”

The chairman-elect said: “Many…

Source: Guardian Newspaper