– A new twist has emerged in the race for the apex seat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
– Former governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, may be contesting to be the next national chairman of the party
– A political group within PDP has been making efforts to get Chief Bode George to step down for a more youthful candidate
There are indications that the former Ogun state governor and chairman of Kresta Laurel Group, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, may be contesting for the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to Vanguard, investigation shows that a political group within the leadership of the party known as the ‘Renaissance’ have been making efforts to get former Southwest national deputy chairman of the party, Chief Bode George, to step down for a more youthful candidate in the region.
A member of the group who pleaded anonymity said: “We are more concerned about the future of our party and that is why major stakeholders made up of governors, ex-governors, National Assembly caucuses amongst others, decided to come together under Renaissance to ensure a fresh start for the party.”
The member also added that the choice of Daniel was not just based on his youth but also on his ability to interact freely with members and intending members of the party across every region and other political party.
The elective National Convention of the party is scheduled to take place on December 9.
Meanwhile NAIJ.com had reported that the non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party was held at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
The chairman of the convention committee and Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa arrived the venue on time to ensure that everything is in order.
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