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

Ali Modu Sheriff

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 Twitterto express shock at the PDP's choice.

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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