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South-East PDP Leaders endorse zoning of Presidency to the North

by on October 3, 2017
 
Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party in the South East have en­dorsed the PDP’s zon­ing of the Presidency to the North.
This decision, insiders say, is in the spirit of strict adher­ence to party policy and par­ty loyalty.
They also declared support for the party’s zoning of the PDP National Chairmanship slot to the South.
So far, only aspirants from the South West zone have shown interest in the office, which implies that the PDP may have in principle asked the Yoruba to produce the PDP Na­tional Chairman.
The decisions were taken on Monday at a meeting of the PDP Zonal Executive Commit­tee in Enugu, which was attend­ed by who is who in the party from the region.
Among the participants at the meeting were Second Republic Vice President and founding member of the PDP, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Governors of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and David Umahi of Ebonyi State, who was represented by the Deputy Governor.
Others were the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and other mem­bers of the National Assembly from the zone; the PDP’s Care­taker Committee National Sec­retary, Senator Ben Obi, Speak­ers of the House of Assemblies and other principal officers, and former governors.
There were also Chief Em­manuel Iwuanyanwu and the PDP South East Vice Chairman, Chief Austin Umahi.
In a communiqué they is­sued after the meeting, the PDP leaders pledged to support the party’s candidate for the No­vember 18 Anambra State gov­ernorship election, Mr. Oselo­ka Obaze and his running mate, Mrs. Chidi Onyemelukwe (nee Ekwueme).
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.
The leaders 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.

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  • M. Olaniyi ODEBODE
    October 3, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Why have they not proposed that it should be zoned to the Southwest state of Ekiti to give Ayodele Fayose the ticket? Have they forgotten so fast that Fayose has in the last two years been the mouthpiece, apologist, propagandist, and supporter of the Igbo and IPOB and their political aspirations? Besides, he is also a staunch fellow Buhari-hater.
    The Igbo should please support his presidential ambition, they should not leave him out in the lurch!
    Ayodele Fayose Kwenu! Igbo Kwenu!!!

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  • gboyegaa
    October 3, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Why must every issue be sectional? Why must it be south-east PDP leaders and not just PDP leaders?
    What are they now waiting for? Expecting south-west PDP leaders to say they support Fayose and are against the zoning as it is set down in the party’s constitution?
    It really does not make any difference where whoever supports Fayose comes from, such individuals by this action alone should not be allowed to contest any election in any party.

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  • Agenda crumi
    October 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    You journalist should do enough research like professionals, high chief Raymond Dokpesi has been in the fray for the PDP chairmanship and even now campaigning seriously in media and internet, why do say only Yoruba and south-west has shown interest? That is misinformation.

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