Anenih Set To Return As PDP Bot Chair

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Former Works Minister, Dr Tony Anenih is set to return as chairman of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees. The meeting of the party BoT
holds tomorrow. Daily Sun findings revealed that the main agenda of the meeting
was the choice of chairman for the board. The office had been vacant since
former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo resigned from the position.

Those in the race
for the office are former vice-president, Dr Alex Ekwueme, former Senate
President, Dr. Ken Nnamani and former chairman of the party, Dr Okweselieze
Nwodo. Also in the race are former national chairman of the party, Dr Ahmadu
Ali, former Works Minister, Chief Tony Anenih and Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
Among the main contenders for the office, Dr Ekwueme and Chief Tony Anenih had
once occupied the position. While certain party leaders have anointed Dr Anenih
because in their wisdom he commands respect among the party’s founding fathers,
those selling the candidature of Dr Ken Nnamani attest to his warm relationship
with the civil society groups.

But there are
also stalwarts of the party, according to Daily Sun investigation, who were of
the opinion that the office should be conceded to the South-East. “The person
with the slimmest chance is Dr Ahmadu Ali, as the national secretary of the PDP
BoT, Senator Walid Jubril is from Nasarawa State. The chairman and secretary of
the BoT cannot come from the same zone,” Daily Sun source further argued.
Meanwhile, Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako has been summoned to appear
before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee tomorrow.
National Public Secretary of the PDP, Mr Olisa Metuh, a lawyer, told
journalists that the governor was to appear “before the NWC on Friday by 10a.m
on issues bordering on the progress of the party.”
The National
Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and Governor Murtala Nyako have
been engaged in battle of wits over the control of the state chapter of the
party. The Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Minjinjiwa Kaugama and
his executive was dissolved by the PDP NWC over what it viewed as
insubordination to the national leadership of the party. The party also created
a caretaker committee with a mandate to conduct a fresh congress to produce
candidates for the Adamawa State local government elections. But the state last
Saturday conducted local council election, in defiance to the order of the
party’s national leadership.
While the party
national publicity secretary did not disclose the offence committed by Governor
Nyako, he, however, declared that “this party is bigger than any individual or
group. The party is a big party, accomodating, but we will administer this
party constitutionally and in the best interest of the party.” The PDP Board of
Trustees, (BoT) meeting will also hold tomorrow. Daily Sun findings revealed
that the main agenda of the meeting is the choice of chairman for the board.
The office had been vacant since former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo
resigned from the position.
Those in the race
for the office are former vice-president, Dr Alex Ekwueme, former Senate
President, Dr. Ken Nnamani and former chairman of the party, Dr Okweselizie
Nwodo. Also in the race are former national chairman of the party, Dr Ahmadu
Ali and former Works Minister, Chief Tony Anenih and chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
Among the main contenders for the office, Dr Ekwueme and Chief Tony Anenih had
once occupied the position.
While certain
party leaders have anointed Dr Tony Anenih because in their wisdom he commands
respect among the party founding fathers, those selling the candidature of Dr
Ken Nnamani attest to his warm relationship with the civil society groups.
Daily Sun source revealed that the office may be conceeded to the south-east.
“The person with
the slimmest chance is Dr Ahmadu Ali, as the national secretary of the PDP BoT,
Senator Walid Jubril is from Nasarawa State. The chairman and secretary of the
BoT can not come from the same zone,” Daily Sun source further argued.
Source: Sun

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