Sheriff Appoints New PDP Deputy National Chairman


The national chairman of a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ali Sheriff has appointed Cairo Ojougboh as the party’s acting deputy chairman.

Cairo Ojougboh, who is the immediate past national vice chairman, South-south of the PDP, will be replacing Uche Secondus, who is in alignment with the Ahmed Makarfi faction of PDP.

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Mr. Cairo was one of the officials whose removal was announced at the last national convention held in Port Harcourt on May 21. Fortunately, he has being reinstated to a higher position.

According to the letter announcing the appointment of Mr. Cairo Ojougboh, signed by Mr. Sheriff and his faction’s national secretary, Wale Oladipo, it says.

“Please be informed that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party in a meeting held on the 28th of June 2016, and having received nomination from the Concerned PDP stakeholders (Abuja Convention Group) and major stakeholders in the South-south has appointed you (Ojougboh) as the Acting Deputy National Chairman of the party pending the conduct of election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of the erstwhile Deputy National Chairman. This appointment takes immediate effect.”

Cairo Ojougboh

Cairo Ojougboh

The letter urged Mr. Ojougboh to discharge the functions of his office with a dedication to ensure progress of the party. Meanwhile, APC has continued to move from one crisis to another since its National Convention in May.

Mr. Sheriff had announced the cancellation of the convention, citing court orders, but the other leaders of the party went ahead to hold the convention and announced Mr. Sheriff’s sack.

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The convention also appointed a national caretaker committee with a former Kaduna state governor, Ahmed Makarfi as acting chairman and Ben Obi as National Secretary. Mr. Sheriff insists he remains the chairman of the PDP.

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