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PDP CHAIR: Nwodo, Ulasi, Anyim’s names forwarded

By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—THERE were strong indications, yesterday, that barring any last minute changes, a replacement for Prince Vincent Eze Ogbulafor who resigned last week as National Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, would emerge next Tuesday.

Vanguard gathered that three names will be presented to President Goodluck Jonathan as leader of the party where he would then present a name to the National Executive Committee, NEC of the party.

The source said that former aspirants may be pushing for ex-Caretaker Committee Chairman, Chief Dan Ulasi as well as former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, whose name became very prominent as at Tuesday, but the 2008 aspirants are about dumping him because he seems not to have the backing of his state governor, Martins Elechi.

The other name that would be sent to the President is the former Governor of Enugu State and ex-PDP National Secretary, Okwesilieze Nwodo.

Vanguard gathered that the South East Leaders Forum, a non-political organization, would meet with President Goodluck Jonathan to pay him a condolence as well as solidarity visit.

It was also learnt that the meeting would provide the leaders ample time to discuss salient issues with the President, especially those that affect the zone.

Some of these issues include that of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC which the leaders said should be reserved for the South East, as well as that of the PDP chairmanship position.


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