"I thank you (delegates) most wholeheartedly for voting at the just concluded Elective National Convention in Abuja", he said.
Odigie-Oyegun in the statement said he believes that working together with the APC can both elevate the language and temper of politics in Nigeria, thereby providing the enabling environment for democracy to thrive in the country.
Secondus recorded a landslide victory as the first runner-up and former Education Minister, Professor Tunde Adeniran garnered a paltry 230 votes.
The statement reads: "Our great party, the People's Democratic Party is, again, at the threshold of an historical moment".More news: Geminid Meteor Shower peaks mid-week
"We urge party faithfuls and indeed Nigerians in general to join hands with the Prince Secondus led National Executive as we begin the onerous task of building a PDP, strong enough to play it's role in national building".
"You will recall that I said that the PDP must be the ultimate victor at the end of the contest".
Secondus also observed that the former ruling party has learnt its lesson and is now better placed to toe a new path of progress for itself and the county by sticking to the core values of democracy.
Uche Secondus was consequently declared victor of the election by the Chairman of the Electoral Committee and immediate past Governor of Benue State, Mr Gabriel Suswam.
According to Ihedioha who was also the 2015 Imo PDP, gubernatorial candidate, his conviction was based on the abilities of the newly elected national officers of the party.