A former Aviation Minister in the country, Femi Fani-Kayode has indicated interest in running for the post of the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The former Minister’s ambition was made public by his Media Adviser, Jude Ndukwe who revealed that Fani-Kayode will contest for the position should it be zoned to the South-West.
Jude Ndukwe further revealed that his boss is under pressure to run for the position.
The former Aviation Minister will be contesting against a former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Bode George; the governorship candidate of the party in Lagos in 2015, Jimi Agbaje; and a former Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran.
Speaking to Punch, Ndukwe said: “It is far too early to make this decision but I can tell you that there is a lot of pressure on him from various quarters to run for a key position on the National Working Committee of the party.
“We are still waiting for the zoning formula and the date of the convention . It is after all that has been agreed on that we will decide whether he will run for the national chairmanship or anything else or not.
“One thing is clear though and that is that our party needs strong leadership to take on the APC Federal Government. He has that strength and passion and he has worked very hard for the party.
“He has also been defending democratic values for the last two years. Meetings and consultations are still going on so let us wait and see how it all goes.”