5 PDP Politicians that will likely retire from Politics after May 29

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As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prepares to vacate power at the centre on the 29th of May 2015, some of the veterans in the outgoing ruling party will definitely be calling it quits as they enter into a new phase.

1. Chief Tony Anenih: Anenih has seen it all in Nigeria’s political firmament. Popularly called “Mr Fix It” in the PDP circles. Anenih could not fix President Jonathan’s imminent loss at the polls because of old age which limited the activities of the Uromi-born retired police officer. Indeed,  Anenih has paid his dues in politics and it is time to rest.

5 Most Likely PDP Retirees

2. Ahmadu Ali: The former Minister of Education was the Director-General of the Goodluck/Sambo campaign committee. A fair-weather politician, Ali pulls no weight politically and is very un-popular even in his home-state of Kogi. Ali’s sojourn into politics has been nothing short of a disaster as his bad temperament, glaring incompetence and lack of human management were the bane of his political journey.  He will no doubt retire politically as a fulfilled politician having attained the position of a federal minister and also Chairman of a ruling party.

5 Most Likely PDP Retirees

3. Ojo Madueke: A recurring decimal in Nigeria’s politics., Madueke has been a consistent and active political participant in Nigeria’s democratic experience in the last 16 years. The current Nigeria Ambassador to Canada is one politician who seem to have slowed down remarkably in the political space, perhaps bugged down by diplomatic duties or simply because the political structure of his home state – Abia has been hijacked by the outgoing governor, Theodore Orji. Madueke played no part whatsoever duing the electioneering period which is quite strange given his experience in party politics and political campaign modules. A time to rest for this political enigma no doubt.

5 Most Likely PDP Retirees

4.Senator Dalhatu Tafida: A proven intellectual in the political domain. Tafida, who is a former Senate majority leader, was brought back from the United Kingdom to head the Jonathan campaign team in the 2011 elections….and it paid off. A different breed in Nigeria’s political space, Tafida is humble, accommodating and a decent politician all round. He is one man who has played politics without bitterness and has carried on with his ideals intact. At 74, Tafida might just be kissing the political scene goodbye following the loss of the PDP at the national stage and his home state of Kaduna.

5 Most Likely PDP Retirees

5. Chief Ebenezer Babatope: The former minister of transport who is also a Board of Trustees member of the PDP has been an active player in the political scene for decades now. Babatope is very vocal, daring and a consistent pain in the neck for the APC. His stinging attacks constantly unsettles the opposition as he is always coming out with revelations that tends to irritate them. During the electioneering period, he was one of the very vocal supporters of the Jonathan administration. But whether his constant outbursts is consistent with his political influence in his domain and beyond is a major doubt. Beyond the rhetorics, Babatope is an aging politician whose influence cannot be said to be enough to swing votes to his party or maintain a well-oiled political structure. The politican might have to make do with tending to his investments and spending more quality time with his grand children.

5 Most Likely PDP Retirees

Meanwhile, an unconfirmed report has shown that, former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe may have concluded plans to part way with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Source: Naij