PDP committee zones national chairmanship position to North, asks South to swap current party exco positions with North
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Zoning Committee has zoned the national chairmanship position of the party to the Northern part of the country.
The committee, which announced this on Thursday in a communique issued at the end of its meeting in Abuja, also recommended that the South should swap the current positions in the party with the North.
At the end of the meeting, the communique issued read as follows:
1. The National Zoning Committee of the PDP was given the mandate to zone national offices to be contested by all PDP members of the party at the PDP National Convention of the party scheduled for October 30, 2021, by the National Executive Committee of the party.
2. That the mandate of the committee does not include zoning of the offices of the president, vice president and other executive and legislative offices of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. And the decision of the committee to zone the party offices does not in any way affect the executive and legislative offices in Nigeria.
2. That zoning of offices on PDP has traditionally been between the North and South of Nigeria.
3.The decision of the PDP Zoning Committee is in line with the constitution of the party on zoning and rotation of party and national offices in the interest of justice, equity and fairness.
Consequently, the current offices being held by officers in the southern zones of the country, namely, South-West, South-East and South-South zones should swap places with the offices currently in the northern zones of Nigeria, namely North-West, North-East and North-Central zones.
4. We want to thank the party, especially the National Executive Committee, that set up this committee on September 9, 2021, for finding us worthy to serve the party in the capacity as zoning committee members.
5 We shall pass on our recommendations to the National Executive Committee of the party through the National Working Committee of the party.
The communique was signed by chairman of the committee and governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State (Deputy Chairman) and Mahdi Aliyu Mohammed.