The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Thursday has announced it’s consesus candidate for National Chairman ahead of its October 31 national elective convention.
Dr Iyorchia Ayu, a Former Senate President of Nigeria has emerged as PDP’s consesus National Chairman candidate.
This is coming after the leadership of PDP had zone it’s National Chairmanship to North.
Ayu’s emerged, it was gathered following hours of continuous meetings by PDP stakeholders of Northern extraction in Abuja in the past 72 hours.
Three candidates had emerged from those contesting to become the next National Chairman of the PDP.
A candidate emerged each from the North Central, North West, and North-East geo-political zones.
A former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema defeated other aspirants to emerge from the North West, Senator Suleiman Nazif from Bauchi State, who is the current PDP Deputy National Chairman (North), emerged as the sole candidate from the North East and the North Central chose former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu from Benue State.
To emerge, Shema got votes from 6 out of 7 states from his zone, leaving his closest challenger, former Kaduna State Governor, Ahmed Makarfi with votes just from Kaduna his home state.
Nazif on his part had no challenger and emerged the sole candidate from his region.
While the North Central zone of the PDP agreed to the choice of Benue-born former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu as their candidate for the position of national chairman of the party.