- PDP has appointed Senate president Bukola Saraki as its national leader
- Deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu was the national leader before Saraki's appointment
- Saraki had on Wednesday, July 31, from APC to PDP
Senate president Bukola Saraki has been appointed the national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, August 2.
Vanguard reports that being the highest office holder in the party at the moment, Saraki would replace his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who held the position until the defection of Saraki and other top All Progressives Congress (APC) members to the PDP.
NAIJ.com gathered that the arrival of Saraki was heralded by loud ovation as he was led into the venue of the meeting by PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and other top leaders of the party.
Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sokoto state governor Aminu Tambuwal and Benue state governor Samuel Ortom were all present at the meeting.
The NEC meeting attended by the four former members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in celebration mood as the politicians exchanged banters.
Apart from the former APC chiefs, the meeting hall had key figures in the PDP, including governors, lawmakers and some of the presidential aspirants.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has commended Senate president Bukola Saraki and the governor of Kwara state, Abudulfatah Ahmed, for their recent decision to join the opposition party.
Secondus described the Senate president as the hero of Nigeria's democracy. He said that democracy is the huge beneficiary from the actions taken by the Senate president and Kwara state governor due to the on going political realignment which would help to deepen democracy in the country.
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