AHMADU ALI IS THE NEW PDP BoT CHAIRMAN

Former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmadu Ali, has emerged as the party’s new Board of Trustees’ chairman, as announced by the board’s secretary, Walid Jibrin Tuesday evening. Ahmadu Ali beat newly appointed chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Tony Anenih, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, Okwesilieze Nwodo, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and Shuaibu Oyedokun to the Chairmanship seat.

Prior to the election which was initially scheduled to hold last December, it had been thought that the new BoT chairman would emerge by consensus as against a ballot, but none of the contenders agreed to step down for another.

Ali’s emergence as BoT chairman is perceived by many as victory number one for Olusegun Obasanjo over president Goodluck Jonathan in the PDP power equation, as Ali is believed to be Obasanjo’s candidate. President Jonathan was said to be rooting for Anenih’s candidacy.

The new BoT Chairman would serve a single term of five years in accordance with the party’s constitution.

The new BoT chairman, Ahmadu Ali

The new BoT chairman, Ahmadu Ali

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