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PDP Chairmanship: Party govs insist on North



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The Peoples Democratic Party Governors has on Thursday insisted that the national chairmanship of the party should go to the North. The decision held sway the National Executive Committee of the PDP adopted the report of the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led PDP zoning committee, at its 94th NEC meeting, in Abuja, on Thursday.

The Ugwanyi committee in its report recommended among others that, “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.”

The committee had recommended that all party positions hitherto held by southerners should be swapped with those currently being held by northerners.

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, who announced the decision of NEC, while speaking to the journalists after the meeting said, “NEC adopted the report of the Ifeanyi Ugwanyi’s Committee on the Zoning of offices of the National Working Committee.”

When asked whether the issue of zoning of the 2023 presidential ticket was discussed and what decision was arrived at, he said, “The issue of the Governor Bala Mohammed Committee came up and it was resolved that it should be deferred till another NEC meeting. Today’s meeting was to consider the Ugwuanyi committee report, and that was what he did.”

The Governor Bala Mohammed-led Committee on the 2019 general elections review recommended that the contest for the presidential ticket of the party should be thrown open to all eligible party members.


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