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BREAKING: PDP Governors Okay Ali Modu Sheriff as new National Chairman

Ali Modu Sherriff

By Addul Gaffar Bello

Provided his choice receives the nod of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT), former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, might emerge the new National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This hint emerged Tuesday, after the party’s National caucus meeting held in Abuja and attended by its serving Governors and other party’s Leaders across the country.

Already, the PDP Governors have zeroed their minds on the former Governor, instead of the former anti-graft body – EFCC Chairman, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, another preferred candidate for the position.

The meeting of the PDP BoT which is ongoing in Ondo Governor’s lodge in Asokoro area of Abuja, hopefully will approve or decline Sheriff’s choice.

The position of the National Chairman of the PDP has recently become a subject of controversy, as a former Political Adviser to the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan, Bar. Ahmed Gulak, declared himself the national head of the leading opposition.

His decision to unseat the deposed immediate acting Chairman of the party, Prince Charles Secondus was hinged on a court ruling, which ruled that the position was preserved for the candidates from the North East zone of the country. The three PDP members – Gulak, Ribadu and Sheriff are from Adamawa and Borno States – South Eastern Nigeria. Prince Secondus hails from Bayelsa, South South zone.


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