The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has appointed the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as the national leader of the party at their NEC meeting on Thursday.
Saraki being the highest office holder in the party at the moment, will replace his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who held the position until the defection of Saraki and other top APC members to the PDP.
The arrival of Saraki was heralded by loud ovation as he was led into the venue of the meeting by PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and other top leaders of the party.
Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal and Benue State governor Samuel Ortom were all present at the meeting. The NEC meeting attended by the four former members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in celebration mood as the politicians exchanged banters.
Apart from the former APC chiefs, the meeting hall had key figures in the PDP, including governors, lawmakers and some of the presidential aspirants.