The Bauchi State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has re-elected its former state chairman, Hamza Akuyam, during the party’s state congress held on Saturday.
Umaru Damagun, the returning officer for the congress, announced the results in the wee hours of Sunday in Bauchi.
Mr Damagun said Mr Akuyam recorded 2,000 votes to emerge as chairman while Garba Chinade won as Secretary of the party.
He said each of the two principal party officials, recorded over 2,000 votes in the election.
Although all the 39 positions were contested unopposed, the returning officer commended the “peaceful conduct of our delegates’’.
In his address the party chairman, Mr Chinade pledged to continue to instil democratic tenets in party affairs.
He also promised to ensure equity, justice and fairness to all, stressing that the executive would ensure an open door policy in running the affairs of the party.
He said his administration would strive to consolidate on the earlier gains recorded in the party.
“We will ensure transparent and just leadership as justice is the bedrock for peace and solidarity.
The state governor, Bala Mohammed, who was represented by his deputy, Baba Tela, also commended the peaceful nature in which the elections were conducted.
Mr Mohammed called for continued loyalty to the party.
He said their administration would continue to respect and uphold party rules and regulations for inclusive governance.
The governor added that “we will redouble our efforts in turning around our state for the better’’.
He said the present administration had executed numerous projects in education, health, empowerment and general infrastructure across 20 local government areas of the state.
According to him, this is in his administration’s efforts to transformed and turn around the socio-economic fortunes of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that no fewer than 2,153 party delegates participated in the congress.