Photo Credit: The Tableshakers
It could be recalled that some prominent members and National Executive Committee (NEC) of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have, unanimously, agreed to conduct the National Convention of the party which has been scheduled to hold between Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31, 2021.
Interestingly, prominent leaders and members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), also approved the swapping of National Working Committee (NWC) positions that are being held by northern members of the party in the outgoing NWC to the Southern members, in the forthcoming National Convention of the party.
Considering the decision by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party, the national chairmanship position of the opposition party has been zoned to the northern part of the country. Therefore, the contest for who becomes the next national chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is left to be decided by members of the party from Northeast, Northwest and North Central geopolitical zones.
There are, currently, four popular members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party from the North that are jostling for the national chairmanship position of the party. They include former President of the Senate, David Mark; former governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi; another former President of the Senate, Iyorchia Ayu and Senator Suleiman Nazif.
However, two of the four aspirants into the national chairmanship position of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may, considerably, give the race a good run at the venue of the National Convention.
One, former President of the Senate, David Mark could be considered as a man for the national chairmanship position of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Photo: David Mark, culled from the Nation
Former President of the Senate, David Mark, is reported by the Guardian to have earned the supports of some governors who were elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Considerably, the supports of some of the governors elected under the platform of PDP may assist Senator David Mark to emerge as the next national chairman of the party.
Besides, Senator David Mark is purely a gentleman who could be considered to be calmed and collected. Also, the purpose he served toward the reconciliations of some of the warring members of the opposition party may, surely, better position his aspiration for the national chairmanship position of the party.
Secondly, the ambition of former governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi, to become the next national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could not be underestimated.
Photo: Ahmed Makarfi, culled from TheCable
According to the Vanguard, Ahmed Makarfi is said to have earned the support of former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. This may, surely, booster the chances of Ahmed Makarfi to emerge as the next national chairman of the PDP.
Besides, the fact that the Northwest geopolitical zone, where Ahmed Makarfi hails from, has not produced the national chairman of PDP since the party was created in 1998 could be another merit for his national chairmanship ambition.
Sincerely, by keenly considering the supports that the aspirants into the Office of the National Chairman of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have earned so far, either former Senate President David Mark or former governor Ahmed Makarfi may possibly become the next national chairman of the opposition party.
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