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Ali Modu Sheriff named national chairman of PDP

Reports reaching NigerianEye has it that The National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party have just selected former Borno governor...

Reports reaching NigerianEye has it that The National Caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party have just selected former Borno governor, Ali Modu Sheriff as the next chairman of the party.

NigerianEye recalls that Ali Modu Sheriff was accused of being a sponsor to the Islamic sect Boko Haram by an Australian hostage negotiator Steven Davies a few years ago.

The former governor of Borno State and a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, were drafted into the race by the members of the party’s National Caucus in Abuja at their meeting which ended in the early hours of Tuesday in Abuja.

The meeting was held at Ondo Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro.

It was attended by governors of the party and others.

Again, members of the National Caucus met on Tuesday afternoon at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja.

Members of the Board of Trustees of the party are currently meeting to discuss to either reject or accept the former governor as the party’s chairman.

NE gathered that at the end of the BoT meeting, members of the National Executive would meet.

The former governor was said to have been chosen because of his experience.

“He (Sheriff) has money. He is fearless and he has the capacity to galvanise the north for the PDP”, a member of the PDP National Working Committee told our correspondent.

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

Mr. 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.

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.

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.

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  1. The party is set to become Boko Haram party.

    1. U at an idiot PDP will come back to power or clueless party will fail watch and see ... ur APC knew de make up of Sheriff days why dey tried to rub him wet Mud....

  2. This is the confirmation,that the party is the sponsor of boko haram. I thought that the losing of the sit of power will make them responsible. It's unfortunate!

    1. It's unfortunate people still think from their ass...

  3. They are confused, confounded and constipated hence this choice

  4. Ali modu Sherif again? PDP will be "very strong" party again. APC must be doing some juju that constantly affect the thinking faculty of these people in PDP.

  5. PDP will bounce back again, watch and see

  6. If PDP put themselves in order they can still be voted for because i can see the so called change as nothing to write home about

  7. the so called change brings nothing but hardship on the poor masses, people are wailing here and there, businesses are collasping. I know God in his infinite mercy will deliver this country one day one day


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