Ahead of 2023 general election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned the party’s chairmanship office to the Northern region of the country in line with its zoning formula that would produce candidates for the coming election.
As stated, the new zoning of party offices would not affect the executive and legislative offices in Nigeria, adding that when the time was appropriate, proper action would be taken to the effect.
The Chairman, PDP National Convention Zoning Committee, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, clarify that mandate of the committee does not include zoning of the offices of the president, vice president and other executive and legislative offices of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Briefing journalists on Thursday in Abuja, the Chairman who is also the Enugu State Governor noted that the zoning of offices in PDP has traditionally been between the North and South of Nigeria, adding that the committee would be maintaing the status quo.
According to him, the decision of the PDP Zoning Committee is in line with the constitution of the party on zoning and rotation of party and national offices in the interest of justice, equity and fairness.
“Consequently, the current offices being held by officers in the southern zones of the country, namely, South West, South East and South South zones, should swap places with the offices currently in the northern zones of Nigeria, namely, North West, North East and North Central zones.
“We want to thank the party, especially the National Executive Committee that set up this committee on September 9, 2021 for finding us worthy to serve the party in the capacity as zoning committee members.
“We shall pass on our recommendations to the National Executive Committee of the party through the National Working Committee,” he said.