Leaders of the Peoples 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 Chairmanship.

This is coming ahead of the National convention of the party slated for October 30th and 31st, 2021 in Abuja.

The National Vice Chairman of the party from the Zone, Hon. Theophilus Daka Shan, with the Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom who is also the leader of the PDP in the north-central zone, briefed journalists immediately after a marathon meeting of the critical stakeholders held at the Benue State Governor’s Lodge Abuja.

The meeting was in continuation of 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 for ratification.

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The Governor 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.

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