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 Iyiorchia Ayu emerges northern consensus national chairmanship candidate

A former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu, has emerged the northern consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ayu emerged as the consensus candidate on Thursday after a series of meetings by stakeholders over a 72 hour period.

Leaders of the opposition party from the north met on Thursday to pick a consensus candidate for the position of the national chairman of the party.

The Zoning Committee of the PDP led by Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, recently zoned the position of the national chairman to the region, which has 19 states altogether.

The recommendation was approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party at its 94th meeting in Abuja.