PDP Chairmanship: PREMIUM TIMES readers tip Gbenga Daniel to win

former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel. [Photo credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

Majority of PREMIUM TIMES readers say they believe Gbenga Daniel will emerge chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party from Saturday’s convention.

The respondents indicated this in an online poll on the PREMIUM TIMES website where participants were asked a single question:

Who do you think will win PDP chairmanship election?

A total of 2,759 people participated in the poll which lasted for six days and was done to ensure that no person can cast more than one vote from the same computer or mobile device.

The result shows that 19.7 per cent of the respondents believe Mr. Daniel, a former governor of Ogun State, will emerge the chairman of the party, Nigeria’s largest opposition party.

Mr. Daniel, who scored 544 votes was closely followed by Uche Secondus, a former acting chairman of the party, who scored 17.9 per cent (494 votes).

A former Lagos State governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, came third in the poll, securing 16.4 per cent of the votes.

Of the total nine candidates vying for the PDP chairmanship and who were on the poll, a former sports minister, Taoheed Adedoja, was considered least possible person to emerge the PDP chairman with only 1.8 per cent of respondents saying they believe he will emerge chairman.

Other aspirants contesting for the chairmanship position include owner of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi (11.3 per cent); a former deputy national chairman of the party, Bode George (8.7 per cent); and a former Minister of Education, Tunde Adeniran (15.5 per cent).

Others are a former governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja (3.2 per cent); and a little known politician from Ekiti, Segun Aderemi (5.5 per cent).

Many of the candidates have already been speaking on their chances at the convention.

Mr. Ladoja had a meeting with Mr. Daniel on Thursday after which the former spoke on the possibility of a consensus among the seven candidates from the South-west region.

Only Messrs. Secondus and Dokpesi are not from the South-west. Both men are from the South-south with Mr. Secondus considered a front-runner in the election.

On Friday, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike,publicly declared that he was not only supporting Mr. Secondus, but was sure the former PDP leader would emerge as the chairman of the party.

Apart from the national chairmanship position, other key national officers like the national secretary and the publicity secretary will also be elected at the convention.


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  • Usher- Join The Revolution

    “……and was done to ensure that no person can cast more than one vote from the same computer or mobile device”.

    PT this is untrue, I personally voted for Uche Secondus 23 times. All I did was vote, clear my browser cache and vote again.
    I did it just to know if the vote will be skewed, and each time I vote for secondus, I refresh and hola the votes increases. I did it when secondus was on 285 votes until he overtook Daniel and hours later 100 votes was poured in for Daniel from strange source just to keep that lead.
    So please, next time make corrections because I know Daniels votes where skewed also.

    • Gaslaw

      I don’t know how YOU were able to illegally or fraudulently votes multiple times because this is based on your IP address, so, whether you cleared your browser history or cache doesn’t really count here. As for PT does it really means only the people in the southwest reads this news paper?

      • Usher- Join The Revolution

        Sorry for my comment but you must be an idi0t.. Even if it’s based on IP, someone can’t switch ip? Let me educate you, if I switch my IP and refresh browser, the vote won’t count. But if you clear your cache, the browser recognises you as a new visitor and allow you to vote.
        There is no way to checkmate multiple votes as long as online voting is concerned.
        If you do by registerd users the people will register multiple account
        If you do by IP, then a vpn will move you around hundreds of time. So to answer you… Yes, I cleared my browser cache and was able to vote multiple times. Tell your beloved PT to give you the IP of the voters so you can see multiple votes on same IP.