The Peoples Democratic Party has appointed Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel as the Chairman of its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), while Sokoto State Governor Amina Tambuwal was named Director-General of the party’s National Campaign Management Committee (NCMC).
The party has Atiku Abubakar as its presidential candidate in the election slated for 25 February, next year. Atiku was the country’s vice president between 1999 and 2007.
Tambuwal was earlier in the week rumoured to have stepped down as the chairman of the party’s governors’ forum amidst the internal crisis rocking the party.
With Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State at the forefront, the crisis rocking the party has been tied to the imbalance in sharing of party positions, a reason there has been calls for the removal of Iyorchia Ayu as national chairman for a southern person.