Dr Adetokunbo Pearse, a PDP stalwart in Lagos has commended the choice of the former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu as the consensus candidate for the national championship position by northern caucus.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ayu emerged the consensus candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the main opposition party’s Oct. 31 national elective convention holding at the Eagles square, Abuja.
The former Senate President emerged the consensus candidate after hours of continuous meetings by PDP stakeholders of Northern extraction in Abuja.
In his reaction, Pearse told NAN on Thursday in Lagos that Ayu’s experience made him an ideal man for the PDP top position.
“It is always welcome news when we see that senior party positions in the PDP are spread around the country.
“This is an exercise in democratic exigency. And former Senate President Iyorchia Ayu’s vast experience and amiable personality make him the ideal man for the job.
“Dr Ayu will head a formidable PDP team which will rescue Nigeria,” Pearse said.
According to him, PDP is conscious of the fact that the presidential candidate may emerge from North East, or North West and thought it proper to cede the national chairmanship to the North Central.
The national leadership of the PDP has zone the party chairmanship position to the north.