Raymond Dokpesi is still kicking but it's looking like the race for PDP chairman under the Makarfi-led faction will be a battle between Chief Bode George and his 'political friend' Jimi Agbaje. George had given his support to Agbaje against Musiliu Obanikoro for the Lagos PDP governorship ticket.
Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party are said to be divided on whether to support Chief Bode George or another new comer to the party, Jimi Agbaje for the position of the national chairman.
George, who is believed to be the political godfather of Agbaje, had paid the mandatory N1m and had therefore picked his Expression of Interest form at the party’s temporary headquarters in Abuja.
Agabaje has yet to pay for his nomination form. Some governors want him in at all cost.
Sources told OluFamous.Com that same set of governors who brought Ali Modu Sheriff to led the PDP are trying to ensure Bode George doesn't emerge and pushing Agbaje into the race by force.
According to Punch, a source close to him said that the pharmacist-turned politician would pick his nomination form on Tuesday in Abuja.
A governor from the southern part of the country, who spoke with Punch on condition of anonymity said that the party needed a new face, who he said would be respected by all factions within the party.
“We need someone who is not used to the politics at the national level and who will be acceptable to the other faction of the party. That’s why we are thinking about Agbaje,” the governor said.
He also said that such a person must not be seen to have political ambition in 2019. But what is the guarantee that Agbaje will not want to be VP candidate to a northern presidential candidate in 2019?
Some neutral leaders are said to be supporting Bode George because of his experience in politics.