Senator Sheriff Emerges PDP National Chairman

Senator Sheriff Emerges PDP National Chairman


Former Borno Governor , Senator Ali Sheriff, has been formally named the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The spokesperson for PDP, Olisa Metuh, who addressed journalists at the Abuja’s Wadata plaza secretariat of the party, on Tuesday, confirmed that all organs of the party, including, the national caucus, PDP governors’ forum and the national assembly caucuses agreed on the choice of Mr. Sherffi, who is also a former senator.

Mr. Metuh said the decision would be communicated to the Board of Trustees and subsequently, the National Executive Committee, NEC, for ratification before a formal announcement would be made.

Information gathered revealed that the former Borno governor was picked because of his status as one of the most prominent and influential politician within the North-East region.PDP had zoned the chairman seat to the North-East before today.

According to sources within the PDP, Sheriff’s financial base also helped the party members to zero on him as a political weight that face the ruling party, APC money for money .

The PDP is Nigeria’s biggest opposition party, and was defeated only in May 2015 after holding power for 16 years.

The exit of former PDP Chairman , Adamu Muazu , from Bauchi State, cut short the tenure of the north-east , thus the need to replace him with Sheriff.

Sherrif, who is replacing Ahmadu Mu’azu, the former chairman who resigned shortly after the polls, has been a controversial figure amid allegations he funded and sponsored the extremist sect, Boko Haram. He denies the allegation.


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