The factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, has appointed the party’s former Vice Chairman (South-South), Dr. Cairo Ojougboh as the faction’s Deputy National Chairman.
This came just as another set of “chairmen” of state chapters of PDP endorsed Sheriff as the party’s “authentic” National Chairman.
Ojougboh was one of the party’s mainstream national officials that were removed at the party’s May 21 botched convention in Port Harcourt.
Ojougboh’s letter of appointment was jointly signed by Sheriff and the faction’s National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo.
The letter reads, “Please, be informed that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party in a meeting held on the 28th of June 2016, and having received nomination from the Concerned PDP stakeholders (Abuja Convention Group) and major stakeholders in the South-south has appointed you as the Acting Deputy National Chairman of the party pending the conduct of election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of the erstwhile Deputy National Chairman. This appointment takes immediate effect”.
Sheriff and Oladipo, through the letter, urged Ojougboh to discharge his functions with dedication to ensure the progress of the party.