A former governor of Borno State, Ali Sheriff, has emerged the new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Sherrif will formally replace Ahmed Mu’azu, the former chairman who resigned shortly after the 2015 election. Sherrif has been accused of funding and sponsoring the extremist sect, Boko Haram. He denies the allegation.
The spokesperson for PDP, Olisa Metuh, who addressed journalists at the Abuja’s Wadata plaza secretariat of the party, 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 Mr. Sherffi, who is also a former senator.
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.