Nigeria’s lead opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), may zone its national chairmanship position to the southwest, a report by the view has stated. The newspaper stated that the recommendation to zone the position to the southwest was contained in a leaked working document prepared by the party’s National Convention Committee on zoning.
The committee allegedly recommended the position of secretary for the north gathers that the committee chaired by the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, will meet today Thursday, September 23.
According to the document, the main consideration is that the southwest zone has not produced the party’s national chairman since inception. Members of the committee allegedly considered the past distribution pattern of the geopolitical zones that produced chairmen and concluded that the southwest deserved to get the top slot.
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National chairmanship slots Meanwhile, the PDP southwest stakeholders are reportedly torn between whether to settle for the national chairmanship position or a vice-presidential ticket. This is as the countdown to the October 2021 national convention for the election of new members of the NWC continues. Ahead of the convention, there are indications that the party might zone its presidential ticket to the north while conceding the national chairmanship slot to the south.