2019: How PDP’s chance of winning presidency rests on South-West – Fani-Kayode

Posted on Oct 22 2017 - 12:51am by admin

A former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, has said that the chances of the Party winning the 2019 Presidential election are only hinged on the South-West zone producing the National Chairmanship slot of the party.
He stated this while featuring on Channels Television’s political programme ‘Politics Today’ which was anchored by Seun Okinbaloye and monitored by DAILYPOST.

Fani-Kayode said: “One of the things that I learnt at the early stage in this game (politics) is to try to avoid a hypothetical question. You are asking me what the reaction of the South-West will be if we don’t get the National Chairmanship. And I am saying to you that wisdom dictates we ought to.

“If we don’t get it, then we will cross that bridge when we get there. But I sincerely hope we are not brought to that impasse because it will be very difficult to our people in the South-West which probably has the second largest number of voters in the country.

“In the Presidential election, it will be difficult to explain to them why we don’t have the Presidency and why we didn’t have the National Chairmanship of the party and why we wouldn’t have the Vice-Presidency and why we would be left with nothing,”

“There was an agreement the National Chairman slot would go to the South-West. Some were of the view that agreement no longer binds anybody, and others believe it should remain in the South-West. I believe strongly that it should remain in the South-West for a number of reasons.

“I am happy to say that the Northern caucus of the party appears to share that view that it should be in the South-West simply because we have never had it before since the inception of the PDP.

“We have never had a National Chairman from the South-West and we need the numbers when it comes to an election but we will resolve this issue well before the convention. There will be a consensus and we will move forward together as one.” he added

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