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Ali Modu Sheriff Olisa Metuh confirms ex-governor's selection as PDP Chairman

Metuh said all organs of the party - the national caucus, PDP governors’ forum and the national assembly caucuses agreed to the choice of Sheriff

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Ali Modu Sheriff

(Nigerian Echo)

The National Publicity Secretary of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, has confirmed the selection of former Borno state governor, Ali Modu Sheriff as the party's National Chairman.

Speaking to newsmen at the party's secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday, February 16, Metuh said all organs of the party - the national caucus, PDP governors’ forum and the national assembly caucuses agreed to the choice of Sheriff as the party's leader.

He said before a formal announcement is made, the decision would first be communicated to the party's Board of Trustees and subsequently, the National Executive Committee (NEC)for ratification.

Sheriff's appointment is coming amid allegations that he sponsored the deadly sect, Boko Haram. And Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express shock at the PDP's choice.

READ: Ali Modu Sheriff might become PDP Chairman because he ‘has money’

The former chairman of the party, Ahmadu Mu’azu, had resigned shortly after the 2015 General elections in which the PDP lost its power grip to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The party ruled Nigeria for 16 years.

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