PDP Chairmanship: Ex Education Minister, Adeniran Picks Nomination Form


As part of the final efforts to
emerge as the national chairman
of the Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) at next week’s national
convention of the party, former
Minister of Education, Prof. Tunde Adeniran on Monday
picked his nomination form at
the party’s national secretariat in
Speaking after the event, the
former Ambassador to Germany said his commitment to
reposition the party towards
greatness and redirect it in
actualising the dreams of the
founding fathers informed his
decision to seek the mandate of the delegates to the national
He stated: “I want to assure all
our party members and
Nigerians at large that my
venture into the chairmanship position of our great party has
no other motive than to
reposition, rebrand and put the
party on the path of greatness.
As a founding member, who has
remained with the party in thick and thin and served in various
frontline capacities, I possess the
fortitude and experience to help
the party achieve its objectives.”
The Professor of Political Science
who picked the nomination form in the presence of party
stakeholders and prominent
stalwarts, including Hon. Oke
Olusola Babatunde from Ekiti
State, Hon Oluwole Oke from
Kwara State, Engr. Chinedum Ekeh from Abia State, and Hon.
Temitope Atte from Kogi State,
urged the delegates and leaders
of the party to entrust him with
the responsibility of being the
National Chairman in order to ensure its rebirth and the
enthronement of good
governance in the country.
He said: “At this crucial period of
our party and national polity, we
need someone who has genuine interest of the party and is
acceptable across boards;
someone that has no integrity
issue. I believe our delegates will
appreciate the great need of the
party for the personality I represent.”
Prof Adeniran was Minister of
Education from June 1989 to
January 2001, Ambassador
Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany between
May 2004 and January 2007,
Chairman of the Governing
Board of the Universal Basic
Education Commission (UBEC)
between 2009 and 2011, and Chairman and Director of the
Directorate for Social Mobilisation
(MAMSER) from 1987 to 1992.