2023: Positions Reportedly Given to Southwest, North Revealed as PDP Zoning Committee Meets
- Ahead of 2023, the zoning committee set up by the opposition PDP has reportedly recommended the southwest for the party's chairmanship seat
- The zoning committee also allegedly recommended the northern region for the position of secretary
- It was gathered that the southwest had not produced the chairman of the opposition party since its inception
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FCT, Abuja - Nigeria's lead opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), may zone its national chairmanship position to the southwest, a report by The Punch 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.
Legit.ng gathers that the committee chaired by the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, will meet on Thursday, September 23.
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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.
National convention: Southwest PDP torn between VP, 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.
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PDP sacks former Niger governor Aliyu as BoT member
In another development, a former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu, has been sacked as a member of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT) representing the northcentral zone.
The state chapter of the PDP has nominated Senator Zaynab Kure as Aliyu's replacement. Legit.ng gathered that this was coming barely a month after Tanko Beji emerged victorious as state chairman of the party.
The zonal secretary of the party in the north-central zone, Maurice Tsav, made this known in a congratulatory message dated Tuesday, September 14.