The appointment of a former governor of Borno State, Ali Sheriff, as the new chairman of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was confirmed on Tuesday by its National Executive Committee, NEC.
The former governor will replace Uche Secondus, who acted as the chairman following the resignation of Ahmadu Mu’azu.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after very exhaustive consultations Tuesday, appointed Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff from Borno state as the new National Chairman of the party to replace Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
The decision of the NEC followed the nomination of Senator Sheriff by the National Caucus, a body with membership drawn from the forum of PDP governors, members of the National Assembly, Board of Trustees and National Working Committee of the party.
Following other nominations at the NEC meeting, Senator Sheriff emerged the new National Chairman with 60 out of 71 voting NEC members present voting in his favour.
The new National Chairman was sworn-in by the PDP lawyer, Barr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN) in a short ceremony at the party’s National Secretariat.
The appointment was in keeping with section 47 (6) of the PDP Constitution, which empowers the NEC to fill a vacant position with a person from the zone where the officer originated from.
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