Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South, on Thursday night, formally zoned the national chairmanship position of the party to the South-West geopolitical zone.
This followed a meeting of the party’s leadership held at the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, late Thursday evening and attended by present and past governors, National Assembly members and former ministers elected on the platform of the party.
Also zoned to the South-West, were the positions of the national treasurer and deputy national publicity secretary of the party, while the South-South got the first deputy national chairman, national legal adviser, deputy national women leader and deputy national auditor.
In the same vein, the South-East got the following positions: National Organising Secretary, National Youth Leader and Deputy National Financial Secretary.
Speaking at the end of the meeting, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu said despite the zoning of the positions, any party member willing to contest any position was free to do so and advised party members from the South-South to respect the zoning formula.