Speculations are rife former Ondo governor, Olusegun Mimiko; ex-national deputy chairman of PDP, Olabode George and erstwhile minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode will contest the party’s national chairmanship seat.
A PUNCH report confirmed George as reaffirming his desire to contest the position, but Mimiko couldn’t be reached for his confirmation.
Moreover, Jude Ndukwe, Fani-Kayode’s media aide, said his principal is being sought after to contest a “key position” in the PDP National Working Committee. “… 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”, Ndukwe allegedly said.
“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,” the aide added.
It is believed the PDP might zone its national chairmanship position to the South-west. Aside the aforementioned, other likely contestants are Jimi Agbaje, one-time PDP governorship candidate for Lagos; Tunde Adeniran, former education minister.