NIGERIA: PDP to approve 2-year term for Chairman at May convention

It has emerged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will approve a two-year tenure for the its incumbent National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff at the party’s forthcoming national convention, Vanguard reports.

At the convention scheduled to hold on May 21, 2016, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, the party is supposed to appoint another chairman as Sheriff’s three-month rule would be over by then.

Report said PDP Governors want Sheriff to continue as Chairman because he has been running the party with his money since he took over the mantle of leadership, and given the current position of the party it would be difficult to find a replacement for him.

According to the newspaper, besides the National Chairman, other members of the National Working Committee, NWC, some of who came on board in 2012 with former National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, would be replaced.

Pulse recalls that apart from the Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, who took over from Sam Sam Jaja, the National Secretary, Adewale Oladipo, who took over after Prince Olugunsoye Oyinlola was removed and the National Auditor, Adewale Adeyanju who replaced Bode Mustapha as the National Auditor, others came with Tukur.

It was also gathered that PDP members would approve the zoning of position of national chairman to the South-West once Sheriff’s two-year term expires.

The PDP, according to report, will also ratify the position of NWC, and National Executive Committee, NEC, which zoned the 2019 presidential ticket to the North.

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