Following the resignation of Adamu Mu’azu as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on the 20th of May 2015, bigwigs in the party are reportedly making moves to occupy the position.
Uche Secondus, the party’s deputy national chairman is in acting capacity and his tenure is expected to expire
3 months after Muazu’s resignation.
It is believed that most of those that showed interest in the position when it became vacant in 2014 following the sack of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur are currently warming up to test their popularity as the North-East still retains the seat in the PDP zoning formula.
Among those making moves to clinch the spot are:
1. Former minister of transport, Abdullahi Idris Umar
2. Former minister of state for power, Mohammed Wakil
3. National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Movement, (PDM) Senator Abubakar Mahdi
4. Former adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on politics, Prof. Rufai Alkali
5. Former minister of the federal Capital Territory, Bala Muhammad
6. Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission; Mallam Nuhu Ribadu
7. Former presidential adviser Ahmed Ali Gulak
8. Former PDP vice chairman, Paul Wampana
However, the list is believed to be longer as about 20 politicians have showed interest in the position.
Source: Daily Trust