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Mu’azu Adamu is new PDP chairman

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Former Governor of Bauchi State, Adamu Mu’azu, has been chosen as the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Mr Mu’azu, 58, was unanimously adopted late Sunday night at a meeting held at the Presidential Villa and attended by President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice President Namadi Sambo, Chairman of PDP Board of Trustees, Tony Anenih; Senate President David Mark and all the state governors elected under the PDP amongst others.

Governors at the meeting include: Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Saidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa), Idris Wada (Kogi), Jonah Jang (Plateau), Aliyu Babangida (Niger), Martin Elechi (Ebonyi), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Ramalan Yero (Kaduna), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Sullivan Chime (Enugu), Liyel Imoke (Cross Rivers), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom) and Garma Umar (Taraba).

Mr Mu’azu, who was asked to join the meeting after he was chosen as the party’s new chairman, pledged to reposition the PDP and strengthen it ahead of the general elections in 2015.

The new chairman will formally be sworn in at a National Executive Committee meeting of the party scheduled for later today.

The ruling party has been embroiled in a crisis which has seen several influential members cross over to the main opposition party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), and the resignation of its embattled former chairman, Bamanga Tukur.

Mr Mu’azu will be expected to work closely with Mr Jonathan to attempt to retain the party’s hold at the centre in next year’s general elections.