I’ll contest for PDP national chairmanship position – Fani-Kayode - Full Gist News


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

I’ll contest for PDP national chairmanship position – Fani-Kayode

The latest update reaching us on our newsroom revealed that the erstwhile Nigeria Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, will be contesting the position of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.

It is reported that Fani-Kayode’s Media Adviser, Jude Ndukwe said should the position be zoned to the South-West, his principal would be among those to contest.

He also said Fani-Kayode was under pressure to run for the position.

It means the former Minister will be competing with a former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Bode George; the governorship candidate of the party in Lagos in 2015, Jimi Agbaje; and a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran.

Ndukwe told Punch that consultations were still ongoing but did not rule out the possibility of the former minister running for the position.

He said, “It is far too early to make this decision but I can tell you that there is a lot of pressure on him from various quarters to run for a key position on the National Working Committee of the party.

“We are still waiting for the zoning formula and the date of the convention . It is after all that has been agreed on that we will decide whether he will run for the national chairmanship or anything else or not.

“One thing is clear though and that is that our party needs strong leadership to take on the APC Federal Government. He has that strength and passion and he has worked very hard for the party.

“He has also been defending democratic values for the last two years. Meetings and consultations are still going on so let us wait and see how it all goes.”

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