Nigerian President Jonathan Picks Namadi Sambo as His Deputy, ThisDay Says

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has chosen Namadi Sambo, the governor of Kaduna state, as his deputy, ThisDay reported, without citing anyone.

A decision on his appointment was made late yesterday following a meeting with state governors, who agreed to drop their support for Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, the chairman of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, the Lagos-based newspaper said.

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