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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

PDP chieftains renew battle for National Chairman‎ position




A fresh battle for the chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun.

This follows the Supreme Court’s recent ruling, which ended the 14-month power tussle between Senators Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff.


Makarfi, who won the legal battle, is expected to organize an elective convention, to usher in a new set of leaders ahead of the 2019 elections.


PDP’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has already approved the zoning of the presidential ticket to the North and the chairmanship to the South.

Some of the contenders for the post of chairman include a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, who is also a member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT).

Also, a former National Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Bode George; former PDP governorship candidate ‎in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje; Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, are all reportedly in the race.

Prince Uche Secondus, a former acting national chairman of the party is believed to be keen on the role.

Media mogul, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, who was in the race in the last election is another potential candidate.

Makarfi himself has ruled out the possibility of continuing in the position.




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