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NIGERIA: PDP appoints ex-Minister as BoT Chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) has chosen former Defence Minister, Haliru Bello Mohammed as its acting Chairman.

Mohammed was appointed on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the BoT meeting in Abuja.

The appointment was announced by Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, at the end of the meeting.

Ekweremadu explained that Mohammed was the only nominee for the position and would act as BoT Chairman until a permanent appointment is made.

He also said that the party would soon arrange for a meeting where a new National Chairman and a substantive BoT Chairman would be appointed.

Former National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu resigned on May 20, 2015, and former BoT Chairman, Tony Anenih followed suit.

Mu’azu resigned after pressure mounted on him to vacate the office following the PDP’s defeat in the recently concluded elections.

Anenih said that he had resigned in order to let President Goodluck Jonathan occupy the position of BoT Chairman.

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