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PDP National Chairmanship Race: Meet the Three Final Contenders From The North

The PDP National Chairmanship Race is expected to be between the trio of Dr Iyorchia Ayu (North-Central), Barrister Ibrahim Shema (North-West) and Senator Suleiman Nazif (North-East).

The Three Candidates will face each other when the Northern Caucus of the PDP meet to decide who among them will be presented as the choice of the North for the Position during the National Convention scheduled to hold on October 30th and 31st.

How they Emerged

Dr. Iyorchia Ayu

The Third Republic Senate President who hails from Benue State emerged as Consensus Candidate of the North-Central Geo-political Zone at a Meeting held at the Benue State Governor's Lodge, Abuja on Tuesday. Ayu has the backing of the Benue State Governor and Deputy Chairman of the Zoning Committee, Samuel Ortom who is the only PDP Governor in the North Central. 

Barrister Ibrahim ShemaThe North-West adopted the Voting process during which Shema, a Former Governor of Katsina State won in Six out of Seven States in the Geo-political Zone while his main challenger, Senator Ahmed Makarfi who is a Former Governor of Kaduna State was left with votes from his Home State. 

Senator Suleiman Nazif

Like it's Counterpart in the North-Central, The Party Stakeholders in the North-East also adopted the Consensus Candidacy and nominated the incumbent Deputy National Chairman (North) of the PDP, Senator Suleiman Nazif as the Flagbearer of the Zone.

Information Source: The Punch, Daily Trust

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