BREAKING: PDP announces former senate president Adolphus Wabara as new BoT chairman following Walid Jibrin’s resignation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has on Thursday, September 8, 2022, announced former Senate President, Adolphus Wabara, as acting Chairman, Board of Trustees  (BoT) of the party following the resignation of Walid Jibrin.

He has also been named the Political Adviser of the National Chairman of the PDP, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu.

Wabara, who was before now, the Secretary of the PDP BoT, would be appointed to the presidential campaign council of the PDP.

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Recall, earlier today, Jibrin announced his resignation at a meeting of the PDP BoT, at the opposition party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

“I am stepping down as the chairman of BoT. I am stepping down to make it easier for all of us,” he said.

Jibrin has held the position for six years after taking over from Haliru Bello who was removed in 2016.

The resignation comes amid agitation for more southern leaders to be reflected in the party’s hierarchy ahead of the 2023 general elections on one hand and as a condition for supporting the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by some southern chieftains of the party on the other hand.

Meanwhile, a source said the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, will also resign shortly as the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum,, the source said.

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