The stake is high as the stage is set for Saturday’s National Chairmanship Election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with some of the key candidates already making last minutes push in a bid to win the heart of their delegates.
The convention which will hold at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Abuja, will witnessed the presence of the powers that be in the Nigeria politics, square up against each other as they bid to take over from the Chairman
of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi.
However, Voplink highlights some of the key candidates that will be hoping to reshape the story of PDP ahead of the 2019 General Elections include; a former Deputy Chairman, Bode George, former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, a former PDP governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje and Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi.
Chief Bode George
If experience in the field of politics are anything to count upon, then Chief Olabode George remains one of the favourable candidates for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairmanship position, considering the fact that he has once piloted the position as Deputy National Chairman, South, and then the National Deputy Chairman of the PDP.
The former Military Governor of Ondo State, who has declared his quest to reposition to its rightful place ahead of the 2019 general elections, stated that he remains the best candidate for the position despite call for zoning.
Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi,
Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief
Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi, is leaving nobody in doubts of his determination to clinch the position as he has already kicked off his campaign for the national chairmanship of the PDP.
Having involved himself in the field of politics for some years now couple with the fact that he was named the organising committee chairman of the People’s Democratic Party national conference in 2015, Dokpesi’s steadfastness could pave way for an unusual victory in Saturday’s Elections.
Otunba Gbenga Daniel (OGD)
One candidate that appears to be holding his own regardless of the strong oppositions within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gbenga Daniel’s experience in politics while serving as Governor of Ogun State simply puts him a touch distance from winning the National Chairman position.
Known for his businessman nature, OGD knows that winning the Chairmanship seat goes beyond just Newspaper, radio and television jingles/advert but relating with the key figures (delegates) that bears the cross of the party.
On a paper, he has an outside chance of shocking some of the most touted candidates for the Chairmanship position come December 9.
Another candidate whose never say die attitude has kept him moving and relevant in the politics of Nigeria. Jimi Agbaje’s illustrious achievements despite failing three times in the Governorship race, while under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may
Danile said he decided to vie for the national chairmanship of PDP, to rescue the party and reposition it and that former military head of state, Ibrahim Babanginda and former President, Goodluck Jonathan were behind his move to contest for the Chairmanship position.
Prof. Tunde Adeniran
A member of the People’s
Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), Prof. Tunde Adeniran’s political track records may be far from creating fear in the minds of his competitors for the National Chairman position.
Despite been a political scientist, Adeniran would require more than mother-luck to endear himself into the heart of some the delegates that will be casting their votes for their candidates.