The Peoples Democratic Party led by President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed a former Governor, Bauchi State, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, as its new party chairman.
Mu’azu is to replace the former chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, whose resignation was announced President Goodluck Jonathan.
According to agency reports, Mu’azu was said to have been selected as the consensus candidate after a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the governors of the party at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, yesterday.
At the meeting which was reported to have ended at 1:22 am this morning, it was revealed that majority of the governors in attendance had rejected the initial choice of Mohammed Wakil lamenting on his alleged inability to carry people along when he was a principal officer of the House.
In a related development, strong indications have emerged in Abuja that ousted former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has been penciled down by President Goodluck Jonathan as the next Minister of Defence.
It will be recalled that while announcing Tukur’s retirement and displaying the envelope containing the letter last week, President Jonathan, who is the leader of his party, revealed that he was going to reward the former chairman with a very tough appointment.