Former Senate President emerges as Northern consensus candidate for National PDP Chairman

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The former Senate President, Senator Iyorchia Ayu has emerged the Northern consensus candidate for National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party, the main opposition party in Nigeria.

The Northern caucus of the People's Democratic Party, PDP rose from a marathon meeting and picked Ayu as the consensus candidate for the National Chairmanship position ahead of its national convention which will take place between 30th - 31st October in Abuja.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State and the Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee made the announcement when briefed journalists at the end of Northern Elders and Leaders meeting in Abuja Thursday, 14th October, 2021 held at the Bauchi State Government Lodge, Asokoro.

Fintiri stated the contestants from the three zones in the North - Barrister Ibrahim Shema from North West and Senator Abdul Ningi from North East threw their support for Dr Ayu from North Central as consensus candidate for the chairmanship position in the spirit of togetherness.

Speaking why election did not take place but consensus, Governor Fintiri explained that the consensus arrangement is to ensure the PDP remains stronger and united.

Senator Ayu in his acceptance speech, promised to run and inclusive administration towards marking PDP stronger to takeover in 2023.

Ayu was optimistic that the PDP will carryout a successfull national convention and return to winning ways at the 2023 general elections. 

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