- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) founding fathers have been accused of tinkering with a national list
- They have sent emissaries to some governors, others on why the south west should produce the national chairman of the party
- The founding fathers are said to have had another plan to break the ranks of the governors
The Peoples Democratic Party founding fathers who are being led former president Ibrahim Babangida and ex-president Goodluck Jonathan are said to be tinkering with a “national list” for delegates to avert a post-convention crisis.
The Nation reports that the founding fathers of the PDP have been discussing how to reduce tension at the convention slated for December 9.
According to the report, “The founding fathers of PDP, including Babangida, Jonathan, Atiku and others, have been discussing how to reduce tension at the convention.
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“They have sent emissaries to Wike, Fayose and others on why the south west should produce the National Chairman.
“As I talk to you, these top leaders, who are the conscience of the party, are also working on a National List, which will integrate all the candidates.
‘’They want a win-win situation for all. Topmost on the deal being proposed in the national list is the possibility of making Secondus to return to office as the deputy national chairman (South) of the party with Adeniran as the national chairman.
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“This (national list) is a campaign item which Adeniran camp will hammer on in the next 48 hours. Whether or not this proposal will be acceptable to the governors is another matter.”
It was learnt that there were indications that the founding fathers have Plan B to break the ranks of the governors.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that governors on the platform of the PDP hatched a plan to stop Babangida and Jonathan from influencing delegates at the party’s convention where its national chairman is to emerge.
The plan is to compile a unity list of candidates who delegates will vote for and the said unity list may be out on Friday, December 8, about 24 hours to the December 9 convention.
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