The race for the seat vacated by Uche Secondus is now open and four top politicians may grab the seat. Mr. Uche Secondus has ultimately accepted his fate because there appears to be no specific thing that would stop the planned convention of the party. The four top politicians are highlighted and some of their records are discussed.
Mr. David Mark has continued to appear on the list of top politicians that would take over the Wadata Plaza Secretariat of the People's Democratic Party. Although the chance of the former president of the Senate is slim, it is possible for him to be elected or unanimously chosen to lead the opposition party.
Mr. David Mark would be looking forward to getting support from former president Goodluck Jonathan. They used to be political allies when the PDP was in power. It was the shocking defeat of the party that made them to be far away from each other a bit. If the Benue born political leader says he want to lead the party, he would be considered for support by Jonathan.
Mr. Ahmed Makarfi would also be in the race for the PDP job. It won't be the first time the top northern politician would head or lead the opposition party. But his first stint at the helm of affairs was controversial considering the legal tussle between him and Mr. Ali Modu Sheriff.
Mr. Makarfi was chosen as an acting chairman of the party, but he couldn't enjoy the leadership of the party due to the lingering issue. Ali Modu Sheriff insisted that he was the authentic chairman of the party and that didn't enable Makarfi to enjoy the administration. The PDP leaders may want to compensate him.
The Nigerian Tribune listed Mr. Jerry Gana, who hails from Niger State, as a contender for the race. Gana is one of the few politicians in the north central zone to have loyalty for the PDP. He has what it takes to lead the political party. He had served at the federal government as a minister and a political adviser to the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
One main factor that may be an obstacle to Jerry Gana is that he is a Christian. And core northern leaders would be skeptical about how he would be able to represent the interest of the region while he is heading the political party. Another thing is that the PDP doesn't have much control over the north central part of the country.
Likewise, it seems Rabiu Kwankwaso would a favoured politician for the job at the Wadata Plaza in Abuja. The former Kano State governor has tried his luck on several occasions to get the ticket of a major political party for the presidency. He may have to settle for the PDP chairmanship.
However, Mr. Kwankwaso himself would have challenges within Kano State. He is not in a good rapport with Mr. Aminu Wali, who is a top national figure for the PDP. Wali may not be willing to support Mr. Kwankwaso for the job.
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