Former Senate President Dr Iyiorchia Ayu has emerged consensus candidate of the north for the office of PDP national chairman.
This was disclosed by the Party on Thursday in Abuja ahead of its October 31 elective national convention.
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 Ayu’s emergence also followed the ceding of the position of the Party’s national chairmanship position to the north and president to the south.
It was also gathered that apart from Ayu, two other aspirants had taken a shot at the position.
Each of the three zones in the north produced a candidate for the contest that saw Ayu carrying the flag.
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 f
rom 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.