- The PDP governors have announced a scheduled meeting by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led zoning committee ahead of their national convention
- According to reports, the notices for the meeting have been sent out earlier to the governors ahead of their crucial gathering
- The report further indicated that the party members are divided over the zoning of the national chairman, stating that consultations are ongoing
FCT, Abuja- The Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on Wednesday, September 29, meet in Abuja, to make inputs into proposals put forward by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi-led zoning committee ahead of the October 30-31 national convention.
The Punch reports that in Abuja, on Monday, September 27, notices for the meeting have been sent out to all of the governors who are expected to be in Abuja for the crucial meeting.
The newspaper had earlier reported that a leaked document indicated that the zoning committee had zoned the office of National Chairman to the South and the office of the National Secretary to the North.
This has resulted in subtle protests from party members from the Southeast who had expected the chairmanship position to be zoned to the North to pave the way for the South to produce the party’s presidential standard-bearer.
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A member of the committee who pleaded anonymity said;
“Consultations are still ongoing.
“Whatever we finally agree to after consulting with our governors on Wednesday, will be presented to the National Working Committee which in turn will take it to the Executive Committee for ratification.”
Also, the meeting of the PDP Governors’ Forum led by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state is expected to discuss the Senator David Mark-led committee’s intervention in certain issues relating to the leadership challenges in the party, Daily Trust also reported.
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The governor said this on Sunday, September 27, during an interview where he responded to questions on joining the presidential race.
He explained that at the moment his focus is on ending well as a governor by working hard to deliver the benefits of democracy to the people, The Punch reports.
Race to replace Fayemi begins as former governor obtains PDP nomination form
Earlier, it was reported that the 2022 Ekiti state governorship election might face a strong challenge as one of the chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Engr Segun Oni, threw his hat in the ring to contest the poll.
Legit.ng gathered that the former Ekiti state governor obtained his expression of interest and nomination forms to contest on the platform of the PDP.
Oni made the disclosure on Wednesday, September 22, after his campaign director picked up the forms at the PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Abuja.