Former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, popularly known as SAS, and one time senator, has emerged the national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr. Sherrif, who is replacing Ahmadu Mu’azu, the former chairman who resigned shortly after the polls, which the PDP lost the presidential election after being in power for 16 years since the forth republic, was former member of the APC and pioneering member of the party. He left the party after power tussle between him and the present governor, Shettima.
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.