- The South-East region of the PDP has requested that the existing zoning patterns in states and constituencies should be seriously maintained
- The leadership of the party zonal gave this directive after meeting with key stakeholders of the party in Enugu state, which had in attendance Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Governor Ikpeazu of Abia state
- Meanwhile, the issue of PDP zoning at the state and constituency levels in the zone has been generating debate among party loyalists in the polity
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South-East region has directed that the existing zoning patterns in states and constituencies of the region must be strictly observed and adhered to in every state and constituency of the zone.
The national vice chairman of the party, South-East, Ali Odefa, made this disclosure on Sunday, March 27, at the end of the zonal meeting in Enugu state.
Mr Odefa said the position was in tandem with that of the Southern Governors’ Forum, Vanguard reports.
Odefa's position on zoning
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Meanwhile, the meeting was attended by the Zonal Executive Committees of the PDP, the leader of the party in the South-East and governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, his Abia state counterpart, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu and others.
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