The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has replaced the embattled Chairman of the Board, Haliru Mohammed Bello with Senator Walid Jibrin. Mohammed is currently standing trial for his alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms purchase scam, allegedly spearheaded by the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki who is also on trial.
Until his elevation yesterday, Jibrin was the Secretary of the BoT. He will occupy the position in an acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive chair. He will combine his new role with being secretary. The decision was conveyed by Jibrin at a briefing in Abuja yesterday. It was contained in a communiqué issued after a meeting of the BoT held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel.