Elder statesman and former national chairman of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP),Balarabe Musa, has been appointed as the Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman of the party.

LEADERSHIP recalls that Musa had stepped down as national chairman of PRP over his failing health, with former managing director of Unity Bank, Alhaji Falalu Bello, taking over from him.

According to the communiqué, the decision to make Balarabe Musa the party’s BoT chairman was reached at the national delegates’ conference held at the weekend in Kaduna, which he presided over.

The communiqué issued at the end of the conference, signed by the new PRP national chairman, Alhaji Falalu Bello; national secretary, Babatunde Alli and assistant national publicity secretary, Kabiru Muhammad Gwangwazo, said that the election and appointment of new national officers had been ratified by the conference.

Malam Falalu Bello, Danmasanin Zazzau, was appointed chairman of the party, just as the position of national secretary went to Babatunde Alli.

“The conference ratified the setting up of a 19- member Board of Trustees and appointment of members with Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa as chairman and Mr. Richard Umaru as secretary of the Board. Conference mandated the newly elected NEC to fill existing vacancies along the lines forwarded by its 54th meeting of August 31, 2018,” it said.

The delegates also mandated the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party to come up with guidelines for the emergence of candidates for the 2019 general elections.

According to the communique, the conference aligned itself with the new national chairman, Malam Falalu Bello’s vision of a reinvigorated PRP focused on service to the people, committed to addressing poverty, inequality and good governance as a continuation of the party’s historic mission of emancipation.

Members of the BoT include Prof. Ango Abdullahi (North West), Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (North West), Hon. Lawan Tukur Batagarawa (North West), Alhaji Datti Malumfashi (North West), Hon. Engr Mustafa Bello (North Central) and Mr. Setly Dadzie (North Central).

Others are Engr Ibrahim Usman (North East), Alhaji Ali Mala (North East), Prof. Philip Afanmuo (South East), Dr. Segun Falope (South West), Comrade Laoye Sanda (South West), and Brig-Gen. Odidi (South South).

The conference also mandated NEC to confirm the remaining members representing the six geo-political zones to ensure each zone has a full complement of at least three members.