The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East geopolitical zone has endorsed the party’s zoning arrangement, which zoned the office of the Presidency to the North and that of the National Chairman to the Southern part of Nigeria.
Rising from a meeting of the Zonal Executive Committee of the party held in Enugu, the South East PDP reiterated its commitment to national unity and also reaffirmed the party’s earlier agreement on the zoning of party positions allotted to the South East in respect of the forthcoming elective National Convention.
Presenting a communiqué after the meeting, which was well attended by party leaders namely: the former Vice President who is founding member of the PDP, Chief Alex Ekwueme; the 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 and other members of the National Assembly from the zone; the Party’s Caretaker Committee National Secretary, Senator Ben Obi, Speakers of the State House of Assemblies and other principal officers, former governors; Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, and a host of others, the PDP South East Vice Chairman, Chief Austin Umahi, said that the zonal leadership of the party will support its candidate in Anambra State, Mr. Oseloka Obaze and his running mate, Mrs. Chidi Onyemelukwe (nee Ekwueme).
The party equally mandated PDP South East Governors, the Zonal Vice Chairman and the National Assembly leaders from the zone to liaise with other geo-political zones in the country to reach an understanding in respect of the party’s next National Chairman. Reacting to his declaration, PDP had earlier warned Fayose against wasting his resources saying its candidate for the 2019 election will come from the North.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, urged all members of the party to respect the zoning formula which was adopted for both its presidential ticket and the position of the national chairman.
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