Former Senate President has emerged the PDP’s consensus national chairmanship candidate.
EKOHOTBLOG reports that the former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, has emerged the consensus candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of its October 31 national elective convention.
This online news platform reports that Ayu’s emergence followed hours of continuous meetings by PDP stakeholders of Northern extraction in Abuja in the past 72 hours.
The latest development is coming after Iyorchia Ayu from Benue State emerged the consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman of the PDP for the North Central zone.
The governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, who is currently the only PDP Governor from the North Central zone, announced the decision after a meeting of stakeholders which held at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, late on Tuesday.
Ortom, who briefed reporters after the meeting, said, “This is stakeholders’ meeting of central PDP in continuation of finding consensus candidates for the national chairmanship of a party.
“Looking for someone with the capacity with the commitment, love and passion for our party. We met here for several hours.
“Among the five persons that were contesting, the leadership of our party from North Central unanimously agreed to sponsor former Senate President Iyorchia Ayu as national chairman of our party .
“There was no voting, we all agreed that he is the right person for this job at this time.
“Tomorrow (Wednesday) the northern stakeholders of our party, the PDP, are going to meet.
“So, he will be presented to the northern caucus of the party. I think that by the grace of God, they will also accept him,” the governor had said.
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