The bottled tension that has eveloped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since it lost the April 2015 presidential election got to a head, Wednesday
This is as the Board of Trustees that met in Abuja sacked its Acting Chairman, Haliru Bello Mohammed.
In the absence of a substantive or acting chairman, the Board mandated its Secretary, Sen. Walid Jibril, to also combine the function of acting chairman until when it is conducive to elect a new chairman.
Mohammed with his son is currently facing trial for allegedly partaking in the sharing of what is now known as Dasukigate.
The decision changing the leadership of the BoT was conveyed by Jibrin at a briefing in Abuja on Wednesday.
It was also listed in a communiqué issued after a meeting of the BoT held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
The party organ also declared its unflinching support for the Northeast zone of the party to occupy the position of substantive National Chairman, to replace Prince Uche Secondus who is the acting chairman.
A court in the Federal Capital Territory had in November 2015, ordered Secondus to vacate the position within 14 days, but Secondus said he has filed an appeal against the order.
Addressing journalists on the development, Jibrin said the Northeast zone would meet next week to pick a national chairman to replace Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu who resigned in May last year.