Just as the Peoples Democratic Party's national convention is underway in Abuja, the nation's capital, a 'Unity List' has being reported to be in circulation while delegates are yet to vote.
The list which was shared on The Cable's twitter page, has prince Uche Secondus as chairman, Yemi Akinwonmi as deputy chairman of the party.
In a report by The Nation, the list is said to be the governors’ joker to checkmate the influence of ex-military President Ibrahim Babangida and former President Goodluck Jonathan on delegates.
It was gathered that the North’s delegates had become divided over two candidates Uche Secondus and former Education Minister Prof. Tunde Adeniran
A governor, who spoke in confidence to The Nation, said: “We want to have a stress-free elective national convention. We have been spending the past few days to build consensus on how to preserve the unity of the party.
“As I talk to you, we are working on a “Unity List” which will accommodate all interests and make the convention great.
“The list will also correct the perception of the loyalists of Babangida and Jonathan that we are out to destroy the party. This is our own way of checkmating the forces who have held the party hostage since 1998.
“The speculations about use of money are unfounded. As a new generation of leaders in PDP, we know what is good for the party too. We won’t allow the imposition any pre-determined agenda on delegates.”
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that party leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the southwest have endorsed Professor Tunde Adeniran as the consensus candidate for the zone.
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The development came after all other candidates from the region withdrew from the chairmanship race of the once ruling party in Nigeria.
The Cable reports that the decision to choose Adeniran was reached at a meeting convened by Rashidi Ladoja, one of the chairmanship aspirants.
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