- Kefas Agbu is the new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state
- His emergence as chairman of one of Nigeria's major political parties came at a state convention
- The new PDP chairman is a retired military personnel
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Rtd Col. Kefas Agbu has emerged as the new state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba state.
Agbu was elected as the Taraba chairman of the opposition party at a state convention held in Jalingo, The Sun reports.
Inuwa Bakare and Korea Tafarki emerged as the deputy chairman and the secretary respectively.
The governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku speaking at the convention urged the new state executives to work hard to unite the aggrieved members of the party.
Ishaku expressed confidence in their ability to provide the needed leadership for the party, adding that they need to work together to strengthen PDP and take it to an even more enviable status.
Agbu in his inaugural speech called on the aggrieved members to put the interest of the party ahead of theirs and join him to build the party.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the PDP in Imo state elected a former minister for commerce and industry, Charles Ugwuh, as its new chairman.
Ugwuh emerged the new party supremo at a State Congress held on Saturday, August 1. Ugwuh beat 11 other candidates after he was selected as a consensus candidate in the event held at a sports complex in the state capital, Owerri.
Initially, a poll had been planned among the 12 candidates but Ugwuh was selected to occupy the top spot after consideration by party stakeholders.
However, the position of deputy chairman was up for a contest and the former acting chairman, Martins Ejiogu, won that election.
In other news, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) faces hurdles in bringing lasting peace, an association of common minds from the party's national executive council known as Integrity Group has emerged.
The group, which has Abubakar Sadiq Saadu as it chairman and David Okumba as secretary, said it has conveyed a letter to the chairman of the caretaker/extra-ordinary national convention planning committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, July 6, leaders of the Integrity Group said they will provide necessary supports for the Buni-led caretaker committee in order to make it succeed in its peace search mission.
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