- The race for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship is gathering momentum
- One man whose aspiration is generating excitement within the party is Professor Tunde Adeniran
- Adeniran recently led a powerful delegation of PDP chieftains to the home of former military leader, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), in furtherance of his consultations
Former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), has assured Professor Tunde Adeniran that he will always be with like minds to guide the PDP in all its affairs.
Babaginda, 76, one of the founding fathers of the PDP, described Adeniran as a 'capable hand' ahead of the party's convention in December.
The former military president made the comment on Monday, October 16, when he hosted founding members of the PDP and members of Professor Tunde Adeniran Campaign Organisation residence in Minna, Niger state.
Babangida advised the team to be focused in their political activities and work hard for the unity of the country.
A statement by IBB's media office quoted the gap-toothed general as saying: “The sacrifices we made to unite the country, politicians should be able to sustain the shocks and upheavals in whatever ways to unify the country more.
“We fought a war and remained united, therefore, politics should always geared towards unity of the country.”
The DG of the campaign, Alhaji Shehu Gabam, disclosed that the visit was in furtherance of earlier consultations as they prepare for the December 9 national convention.
Members of the campaign team in the delegation included, former ministers; Professor Jerry Gana, Hajiya Zainab Maina, Hajiya Maryam Ciroma and Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.
Others were former deputy Senate president, Alhaji Ibrahim Mantu, former speaker of the Edo state House of Assembly, Honourable Friday Itula, Chief Olukayode Akindele, Niger state PDP chairman, Barrister Tanko Beji and his secretary, Alh Abdullah Santali among others.
The chairmanship position of Nigeria's largest opposition party is up for grabs at its national convention billed for Saturday, December 9.
Other contenders for the position include former vice chairman of the party; Chief Bode George, former Ogun state governor; Otunba Gbenga Daniel and former Oyo state governor, Chief Rasheed Ladoja.
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