Group en­dorses Gbenga Daniel to lead PDP

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Muideen Olaniyi

A group, PDP New Era, has thrown its sup­port be­hind a for­mer gover­nor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, to be­come the next elected na­tional chair­man of the party.

The na­tional con­ven­tion of the party would soon be held in Port Har­court, the cap­i­tal of Rivers State, to elect a na­tional chair­man for the PDP.

The group’s sec­re­tary, Obute Benji, who spoke on be­half of the group, in Abuja, yes­ter­day, said that af­ter the party had zoned the po­si­tion of chair­man to the South, the South-west should be given the op­por­tu­nity to oc­cupy the post for the first time in the party’s his­tory.

He said that the group had met with the for­mer gover­nor who promised to con­sult widely over the call on him to con­test the po­si­tion.

Benji, who stressed the need to end the lead­er­ship cri­sis in the PDP so that the party could be set on the path of re­gen­er­a­tion and great­ness, said that the for­mer gover­nor had the ex­pe­ri­ence to re­po­si­tion the party.

“We, members of PDP New Era, had em­barked on broad based con­sul­ta­tions among party stake­hold­ers, men and women, old and young, lead­ers and fol­low­ers on the right per­son to lead our party to great­ness again,” he en­thused.

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