Ayu’s consensus pick as PDP chair stirs debate on zoning | The Guardian Nigeria News

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After rounds of marathon meetings, which began on Monday night, leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the North, yesterday, affirmed that former President of the Senate, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, should be next chairman of the party that will lead the opposition party into the 2023 general elections.

It, however, took about three hours of negotiations, horse-trading and wit games at the meeting held at the Bauchi State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja, after previous attempts to reach a consensus on Wednesday night failed. At the end, the PDP leaders announced that their adoption of Ayu was without rancour.

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Source: Guardian Newspaper

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