Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has been appointed the national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party at the party’s National Executive Committee meeting on Thursday.
Saraki will replace his deputy, Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, as the National Leader due to his position as the highest office holder in the party at the moment.Ekwerenmadu held the position until the defection of Saraki and other top APC members to the PDP.
The arrival of Saraki into the venue of the meeting was greeted with loud ovation. The Senate president was led into the venue by PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and other top leaders of the party.
Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal and Benue State governor Samuel Ortom were all present at the meeting.
The NEC meeting attended by the four former members of the All Progressives Congress was in a celebratory mood as the politicians exchanged banters.
Apart from the former APC chiefs, the meeting hall had key figures in the PDP, including governors, lawmakers and some of the presidential aspirants.