YDP elects first Nigeria's female national chairman of a political party

YDP elects first Nigeria's female national chairman of a political party

Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Young Democratic Party (YDP) has elected its first female national chairman, Barrister Aye Georgina Dakpokpo.

YDP elects first Nigeria's female national chairman of a political party

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With her emergence, Barrister Dakpokpo is now the first female national chairman of a political party in Nigeria.

A statement by the emerging party said she was elected on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, during the party’s convention.

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“The highlights of the convention which saw Barrister Aye Georgina Dakpokpo emerge as National chairperson is a testimony that YDP is on the path to set the pace in the political landscape of our dear nation, Nigeria,” the party said in a statement made available to NAIJ.com.

The party named the national president of the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF), Alhaji Yerima Shettima, as the deputy national chairman.

YDP elects first Nigeria's female national chairman of a political party

Yerima Shettima is the national deputy chairman of the party

Other national executive members of the party are:

1. Bolaji Oni - National Secretary

2. Habib Gajo - Deputy National Secretary

3. Ugo Nwofor - National Legal Adviser

4. Muazu Kawu- National Financial Secretary

5. Adex Adetula - National Treasurer

6. R Ibrahim Jauro - National Auditor

7. Nkem Nze - National Technical Adviser

8. Chief Egbe Akparakwu - National Organising Secretary

9. Rose Idua - National Woman Leader

10. Abdullahi Dauda - National Youth Leader

11.Mustapha Rabiu - National Welfare Adviser

12. Grace Dafiel - National Government Liason Officer

13. Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye - National Publicity Secretary

The YDP said delegates and members came from all the geo-political zones of the country to participate in the exercise.

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“The entire convention held under the critical glare of relevant INEC officials led by the director election and party monitoring,” the party said adding that the event also provided the opportunity to unveil its constitution and new logo as well as the inauguration of its board of trustees.

Source: Naij.com

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