Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, from the North Central zone have unanimously adopted former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, as consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman.
The development is coming ahead of the Special National Convention of the party, slated for October 30th and 31st, 2021, in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, who is also the leader of the PDP in the north-central zone briefed journalists on Tuesday night after a marathon meeting of the critical stakeholders held at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge, Abuja.
The meeting was in continuation of a series of meetings by leaders of the zone in arriving at a consensus candidate of the party.
The Governor, who was flanked by former Senate President David Mark, Dr Ayu, zonal chairman of the party and other leaders in the zone, stated that Senator Ayu will be presented to the northern stakeholders of the PDP in a meeting to be held Wednesday,13th October 2021 for ratification.
He explained that leaders of the party from the zone took time to search for someone with the capacity, commitment, love and passion for the PDP and arrived at Dr Ayu.
As a result of this, he said the party’s leadership in the North Central region unanimously agreed to sponsor Dr Ayu out of the other aspirants.
According to the Governor, other critical decisions would also be taken during the northern stakeholders meeting of the PDP to be held in Abuja on Wednesday.