A former Governor of Bauchi State, Adamu Mu’azu, has been unveiled as the new Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, replacing former Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, who resigned from the position on Wednesday.
Mu’azu was picked as a consensus candidate at a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the governors of the party. The meeting which held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sunday night ended at 1:22 am on Monday morning.
Mu’azu was chosen above Mohammed Wakil, a former House of Representatives Leader who had undergone screening by the security agents for a ministerial position.
The former Bauchi State Governor, who was born on June 11, 1955 was governor from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2007. He was sworn in as the Chairman of the National Pensions Commission by President Jonathan, last week.
There were two separate meetings before the main meeting in which Mu’azu emerged Chairman. One was a meeting of the North-East Governors who met at the Bauchi State Governor’s Lodge in Abuja.
The Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Godswill Akpabio, and Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson were said to have attended the meeting as well.
President Jonathan was also said to have had a private meeting with Seriake over who would emerge as the new chairman of the PDP.
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