The National body of the Peoples Democratic Party may have settled for Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the next chairman of the party.
The former governor of Borno State and a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, were drafted into the race by the members of the party’s National Caucus in Abuja at their meeting which ended in the early hours of Tuesday in Abuja.
The meeting was held at Ondo Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro.
It was attended by governors of the party and others.
Again, members of the National Caucus met on Tuesday afternoon at the party’s national secretariat, Abuja.
Members of the Board of Trustees of the party are currently meeting to discuss to either reject or accept the former governor as the party’s chairman.
A PUNCH correspondent gathered that at the end of the BoT meeting, members of the National Executive would meet.
The former governor was said to have been chosen because of his experience.
“He (Sheriff) has money. He is fearless and he has the capacity to galvanise the north for the PDP”, a member of the PDP National Working Committee told our correspondent.