Ahead of the National Convention of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, influential political players who have ambition to contest for the position have been working to earn the supports of the party stakeholders.
Photo credit: Vanguard
Recall that the PDP National Executive Council (NEC) zoned the position of the National Chairman of the party to the northern region during its last meeting.
The names of the final three contenders for the PDP National Chairman have emerged from the three geopolitical zones in the northern region.
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According to a report by PUNCH, the number of contenders jostling for the position of PDP National Chairman has been trimmed down to three, one contender representing each of the three geopolitical zones.
Photo credit: PUNCH ( Former Senate President, Iyiochia Ayu)
The report revealed that former Senate President, Iyiochia Ayu from Benue State was presented as the consensus candidate of the North-Central zone, the former Governor of Katsina State also emerged as the Consensus Candidate of the North-West.
Photo credit: Vanguard (former Katsina Governor, Ibrahim Shema)
Similarly, the PDP Deputy National Chairman from Bauchi State, Senator Suleiman Nazif, was presented as the consensus candidate of the North-East zone.
The report explained that the three final candidates will face each other when the northern caucus on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party meet to decide who will be picked as the consensus candidate of the northern region for the position of National Chairman of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Photo credit: Vanguard ( Senator Suleiman Nazif)
The release of the names of the final three contenders for the position of the PDP National Chairman showed that the former Senate President, David Mark who hails from the North Central zone has lost out in the race. David Mark was earlier reported to be one of the strong contenders for the position before the release of the names of the final contenders.
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