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PDP chair: Poll favours Adeniran, says media director

The aggregate opinion of many of the leaders and founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) favours the emergence of a former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Germany, Professor Tunde Adeniran, as the national chairman of the party, his Director of Media, Taiwo Akeju, has said.

Akeju, who disclosed this while speaking with Sunday Tribune, said Adeniran is the leading contender on the strength of being an aspirant without any blemish, in and out of government.

He stressed that the outcome of nationwide consultations embarked upon by the former minister of education had indicated that he is the aspirant to beat at the party’s August 17 convention, where a new chairman of the party will emerge.

According to Akeju, many of the leaders who left the PDP for others parties when impunity was the order of the day in the running of the party have expressed willingness to rejoin the party once Adeniran emerges.

“One strong point for the Ekiti State-born Professor Adeniran is that he does not have any EFCC or ICPC case and there is no record of malfeasance in the discharge of national responsibilities thrust upon his shoulders both as minister and ambassador,” he said.