Eight top members of the Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP) are currently
jostling to take over from the Ahmed
Makarfi-led caretaker committee of the
party, NAIJ.com has learnt. Top PDP members at the party's
convention in Rivers recently
The eight politicians are scattered across
the southern part of the country and they
have made their ambition known ahead of
the party's convention slated for August
17, 2016.
Top among the contenders, according to
Daily Trust, include Chief Bode George, a
former deputy national vice chairman of
the party; Prince Uche Secondus, the
immediate national vice chairman of the
party; Cairo Ojougboh, the immediate past
national vice chairman (south-south);
Raymond Dokpesi, a media mogul.
Others who have indicated interest are Jimi
Agbaje, the PDP governorship candidate for
Lagos in 2015, Professor Tunde Adeniran
and Senator Bode Olajumoke, a former
senator and top ranking member of the
Chief Bode George and Agbaje are from
George, a retired military officer, has
confirmed he would contest for the
However, his loyalists say if he would
succeed, he has to romance Governor
Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state who does not
seem comfortable with this ambition. Recall that George had constantly made a
case for the west to produce the chairman
with the argument that the region had not
had such opportunity since 1998.
Dokpesi, on the other hand, has begun
consultations to achieve his ambition. At
Asaba, Delta state yesterday, he revealed
why Ali Modu Sheriff was ousted as the
party's chairman.


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