20th January, 2014
Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, former governor of Bauchi State has been chosen as the new Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party by President Goodluck Jonathan and governors.
He succeeds the former chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, forced to resign Wednesday.
Mu’azu was picked as a consensus candidate at a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the governors of the party at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Sunday night.
The meeting ended at 1:22 am on Monday (today) morning.
Mu’azu was last week sworn in as the chairman of the National Pensions Commission by Jonathan.
Mu’azu was born on June 11, 1955 and was governor of Bauchi State from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2007.
The governors in attendance were Jonah Jang (Plateau), Seidu Dakingari (Kebbi), Gabriel Suswam (Benue), Theodore Orji (Abia), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Martins Elechi (Ebonyi) and Sullivan Chime (Enugu).
Others were Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Ramalan Yero (Kaduna), Emmanuel Uduaghan (Delta) Idris Wada (Kogi), Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Garba Umar (Taraba), Seriake Dickson (Bayelsa) and Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Bala Ngilari.
Others are Vice-President Namadi Sambo and the President of the Senate, David Mark, alongside the party’s Deputy National Chairman, Uche Secondus.