Ali Modu-Sheriff Is Now PDP’s National Chairman, Says Metuh


By Sadiq Umar – A former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu-Sheriff, has been named the new chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ali Modu Sheriff

Modu-Sheriff emerged as chairman after the internal wrangling that rocked the party leadership two weeks ago.

It would be recalled that Ahmed Gulak, a former Political Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan had led a group to the party secretariat declaring himself as national chairman. Gulak had cited a court order to back his action.

Also last Thursday, the party Secretary, Walid Jibrin replaced Haliru Mohammed as Chairman of Board of Trustee of the party.

Speaking to journalists Tuesday at the party secretariat in Abuja, its spokesman Olisa Metuh announced Modu-Sheriff, as the new national chairman.

He 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.

Metuh said all organs of the party, including, the national caucus, PDP governors’ forum and the national assembly caucuses agreed on the choice of Modu-Sheriff, who is also a former senator.

He, however, added that 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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