PDP throws BoT Chairmanship position open
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its Board of Trustees (BoT) meeting to 8 January 2013.
The meeting, earlier scheduled for late Friday evening, was meant to elect a new Chairman for the Board.
Sources at the presidential villa, venue of the meeting, say there was a heated argument between members before the postponement.
The BoT Secretary, Walid Jubril, who briefed newsmen at the end of the meeting, said the emergency meeting which had the BoT chairmanship as the only business of the day on the agenda was to examine the modalities to adopt in electing the new Chairman of the board.
He also said the position is open to any member of the board.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had resigned his appointment as the BoT chairman, thus creating the vacuum that party leaders are expected to fill. Whoever emerges, according to the party constitution, will serve a single term of five years.
Main contenders for the office are former national chairman of the party, Ahmadu Ali; former Works Minister, Tony Anenih; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani and Chairman, Newspaper Publisher, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
Some of the notable personalities who attended the meeting at the state house on Friday night include; the PDP Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, the Senate President, David Mark, former vice president, Alex Ekwueme, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, former chairman of the party, Haliru Bello.
Others include, former governor of Nasarawa State, Adamu Abdullahi, Sam Sam, Jaja, Jim Nwobodo, former Speaker, Ghali Na’Abba, Barnabas Gemade, Bode George, Mariam Amodu Ali, Vincent Ogboulafor, Sunny Odogwu, Kema Chikwe, Ibrahim Mantu, Bode Olajumoke, Maina Waziri, Don Etiebet, Ebenezer Babatope and Danjuma Goje.