6 Things You Need To Know About Senator Iyorchia, The New PDP National Chairman

During the national convention of the PDP in Abuja, former senator, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, was elected as the new national chairman of the party.



Senator Iyorchia Ayu, and 20 other elected officials have taken over the leadership of the main opposition party.

However, Here are 6 things you need to know about the New Chairman of the peoples Democratic party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.

He Was A Senate President


The new PDP chairman was the President of the Senate during the Nigerian Third Republic for one year. He served from 1992 to 1993. 

He Played A Major Role In Making Obasanjo Nigeria's President In 1999


The new PDP chairman was among those that helped in making former President Olusegun Obasanjo the President of the federal republic of Nigeria in 1999. Obasanjo made him a member of his cabinet after winning the election.


He Was The Minister of Internal Affairs 


Ayu was also the minister of internal affairs. He was appointed by Former President Obasanjo in 2003 to be the minister of internal affairs. During his stay in the ministry, he restructured the security architecture of the country.


He Started NIN


The New PDP chairman was the person that started national identity Number (NIN). While working as the minister of internal affairs, his ministry started issuing the national identity cards to people in August, 2004.

He Was Also The Minister Of Environment


Ayu, not only that he worked as the minister of internal affairs under the government of Obasanjo, he also served as the minister of environment. After spending two years in the ministry of internal affairs, he was reassigned to be the minister of environment in June, 2005.


He Was Atiku's Campaign Chairman


Ayu dumped the PDP for the Action Congress (AC), after falling out with Obasanjo. During the 2007 presidential election, He was the campaign chairman of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, under the AC platform

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