Ali Modu Sheriff Emerges As The New PDP Chairman

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has on Tuesday, February 16, appointed former governor of Borno state, Ali Modu Sheriff, as its new national chairman.

The Nigeria’s leading opposition party has engulfed in severe leadership tussle since they lost the presidential elections in March 2015 a position that was their strong hold for 16 years. They also became the

minority in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
The likes of Ahmed Gulak has declared himself as the party chairman in recent weeks after a court order had earlier sacked former acting chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, and ruled that a new chairman should emerge from the North-East geopolitical zone.
Ali Modu Sheriff will now officially replace Adamu Mu’azu, who resigned after the fallout of the elections.
The troubled PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh, who addressed journalists at the party’s Secretariat in Abuja, on Tuesday, said all organs of the party, including, the national caucus, PDP governors’ forum and the national assembly caucuses agreed on the choice of Sheriff, who is also a former senator.
Sheriff  who served his tenure as governor of Borno state on the platform of All Nigerian People’s Party (ANPP) has been repeatedly linked as one of the contributors of the Boko Haram sect, an allegation he has also repeatedly denied.
Metuh said that the decision to appoint Sheriff as national chairman would be communicated to the Board of Trustees and subsequently, the National Executive Committee (NEC) for ratification before a formal announcement would be made



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