Friday, 14 January 2011

News Report: Acting National Chairman Now Incharge In Nigeria's Ruling Political Party

Nigeria's ruling Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) yesterday at its national convention in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, adopted its Deputy national Chairman, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed as Acting national Chairman. This was consequent upon the ruling of an Enugu state High Court on the 13th of January, 2011, that the national Chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo should stop holding himself up as the party's national Chairman.

The motion for the adoption, according to a chidi opara reports' network member who monitored the event live, was moved at about 7.38pm by the party's national legal adviser, Chief Olusola Oke. The motion was unanimously adopted through a voice vote.
Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed was born in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State on October 9th,1945 . After completing his secondary school at the famous Government College (Now Barewa College) Zaria in 1966, he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to study veterinary medicine. Before venturing into politics, he was a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University(ABU) Zaria, Commissioner for Agriculture and later Commissioner for Education in the then Sokoto State between 1977 and 1979. 
Dr. Mohammed later joined the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) in 1988 and rose to the rank of Comptroller General. He retired in 1995. 
He was Minister of Communications of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from 2001 to 2003.
He was elected National Vice Chairman of the PDP, North West Zone. In March 2008,  and later the Deputy National Chairman.

He is married with children.

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