THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southeast geopolitical zone has endorsed the party’s zoning arrangement, which zoned the office of the President to the North and that of the National Chairman of the Southern part of the country.
Rising from its Zonal Executive Committee meeting in Enugu on Monday, the Southeast PDP also reiterated its commitment to national unity, reaffirming the party’s earlier agreement on the zoning of party positions allotted to the Southeast in respect of the forthcoming elective National Convention.
Among the PDP leaders who attended the meeting were the former Vice President and founding member of the PDP, Chief Alex Ekwueme; the State Governors of Enugu (Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi), Abia (Dr Okezie Ikpeazu) and Ebonyi (Engr David Umahi represented by his deputy), the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
Others were members of the National Assembly from the zone; the Party’s Caretaker Committee National Secretary, Senator Ben Obi, Speakers of the State Houses of Assembly, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
Southeast Vice Chairman of the party, Chief Austin Umahi, who read the communique, said that the zonal leadership of the party would support its candidate in Anambra State, Oseloka Obaze and his running mate, Mrs Chidi Onyemelukwe (nee Ekwueme).
The party equally mandated PDP Southeast Governors, the Zonal Vice Chairman and the National Assembly leaders from the zone to liaise with other geopolitical zones in the country to reach an understanding in respect of the party’s next National Chairman.