Fani-Kayode, Jimi Agbaje And Bode George Vie For PDP Chairmanship
A former minister of aviation, Mr Femi Fani Kayode may have joined the list of persons with their eyes set on the top position in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Fani-Kayode, who was the Director of Publicity for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation, will be competing with a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George; the governorship candidate of the party in Lagos in 2015, Mr. Jimi Agbaje; and a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran.
The Supreme Court recently laid to rest a tussle over the PDP chairmanship position between former Borno state governor, Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi who presently heads the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
Fani-Kayode’s Media Adviser, Mr. Jude Ndukwe, told our correspondent that consultations were still ongoing but did not rule out the possibility of the former minister contesting.
He, however, said Fani-Kayode was under pressure to run for the position.
“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,” Ndukwe said.
There were also reports that the immediate past governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, may contest but sources close to the governor could not give a definitive answer when contacted on Monday.