PDP chairmanship: How South-West lost out; GEJ, others react


By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Omeiza Ajayi & Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA—The South-West lost the opportunity of producing the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, after Mr. Jimi Agbaje, who was the shoo-in candidate of the governors, was accused of abandoning the party at the time of the crisis instigated by the face-off with Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.

New PDP Chairman, Prince Uche Sekondus (left) taking the oath of office by former Ondo State PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Mr. Eyitayo jegede (right), while others watched during the 2017 PDP National Convention at the Eagle Square, Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Abayomi Adeshida.


The expectation of the South-West zone was also compounded by the decision of the immediate past national chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to open up the chairmanship contest to the whole south.

That decision, high party…

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