PDP convention: Confusion as Candidates for NPS Deny Consensus Arrangement
Ahead of the National Convention Of The People’s Democratic Party Today, there is confusion among the candidates gunning for the position of the party’s National Publicity Secretary as leading contenders and veteran journalists; Hon Faruq Adejoh-Audu and Kola Ologbondiyan denied Friday’s publication by Vanguard Newspaper that they had endorsed Barr Kabiru Usman as consensus candidate for the position of the NPS.
According to the publication “The Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after intensive deliberations Friday endorsed Barr. Mohammed Kabir Usman as concensus candidate for the National Publicity Secretary position in view of tomorrow’s elective national convention.This development followed a decision some aspirants.
The 13 hours long deliberations which had in attendance prominent party leaders, elders and stakeholders including former Kogi State Governors, Ibrahim Idris and Idris Wada, Sen. Atai Ali Aidoko, Col. Ahmadu Ali, Gen. Tunde Ogbeha, Hon. Emma Egwu of the House of Representatives, Idah Federal Constituency, Hon. Friday Sani Makama and the PDP State Chairman noted that for Kogi State to produce the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP as already ratified by the North Central Zone, the state must as a matter of importance present a united front and present the best from the state. It was therefore concluded that Barr. Mohammed Kabir Usman on the strength of his capacity, commitment, proven track record and experience in party leadership be unanimously adopted as the concensus candidate to fly the Kogi flag at tomorrow’s elective national convention”
In their separate response to the publication; both Faruq Adejoh-Audu And Kola Ologbondiyan described the publication “as desperation taken too far” by Barr Kabiru Usman, noting that no such arrangement was reached.
“Party stakeholders across the land are unanimous that Bar. Kabir Usman is incompetent and even too timid and primitive to aspire to be National Publicity Secretary. Now the man would rather spread falsehood that I, Faruk Adejoh-Audu, the most experienced, professionally tested, competent and dynamic candidate stepped down for him. Please Barrister, its better you remain to run errands for your godfathers in National Secretariat than join a race where it's obvious you are a misfit” Faruq Adejoh-Audu reacting to the publication on his Facebook page.
Hon Ologbondiyan Said “PDP National Publicity Secretary; I remain the candidate to beat”.
Odds favor Hon Faruq Adejoh-Audu And Ologbondiyan to clinch the position of the party’s NPS owing to their backgrounds as journalists and perception management experts.