Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: PDP Appoints Mu'azu As New Party Chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party led by President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed a former Governor, Bauchi State, Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu, as its new party chairman.

Mu'azu is to replace the former chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, whose resignation was announced President Goodluck Jonathan

According to a report published today in one of Nigeria's national newspapers, Mu'azu was said to have been selected as the consensus candidate after a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the governors of the party at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, yesterday.

At the meeting which was reported to have ended at 1:22 am this morning, it was revealed that majority of the governors in attendance had rejected the choice of Mohammed Wakil by the President and his wife, Patience lamenting on his alleged inability to carry people along when he was a principal officer of the House.

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