To the dismay of the ruling All Progressive Party APC, former Minister of Aviation, and Chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode, is set to emerge as the National Chairman of the PDP.
Fani-Kayode’s Media Adviser, Jude Ndukwe, disclosed on Tuesday morning that Fani-Kayode would 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.
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.”