The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed Adolphus Wabara as the chairman of its Board of Trustees (BoT) following the resignation of Walid Jibrin from the post.
He has also been named the Political Adviser of the National Chairman of the PDP, Dr Iyorchia Ayu.
Wabara, who was before now, the Secretary of the PDP BoT, would be appointed to the presidential campaign council of the PDP.
He represented Abia South senatorial district for two consecutive terms from 1999 to 2007 and became Senate President between June 2003 and April 2005.
A source said the decision was taken a few moments ago at the ongoing BoT meeting taking place in Abuja.
“The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, will also resign shortly as the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, the source said.
Recently, there have been protests about the regional lopsidedness in the major opposition party.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the party, is from Adamawa (north-east); Iyorchia Ayu, national chairman of the party, is from Benue (north-central); and Jibrin hails from Nasarawa (north-central).
Members of the party, especially those in the camp of Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, have demanded the resignation of Ayu.