By Harry Awurumibe, Editor Abuja Bureau
Apparently bowing to the voice of reason and in keeping with its tradition of carrying every part of Nigeria along, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned its National Chairman’s Office to the Northern region of Nigeria.
This is even as the party has not announced its decision on the region that will produce the Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates or other PDP Executive and Legislative positions.
Prompt News gathered that these offices are outside the terms of reference of the PDP National Zoning Committee headed by Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
The Committee had recommended the swapping of party leadership positions between the North and the South.
To this end, all positions currently being occupied by PDP Northern party members will go South; and those in the South will go to North.
This much was disclosed by the Chairman of the PDP Zoning Committee and Enugu State Governor (Ugwuanyi) while addressing the media in Abuja on Thursday.
Said he: “At the end of the deliberations of the PDP National Zoning Committee, it was resolved as follows:
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.
“And the decision of the Committee to zone the party offices does not in any way affect the executive and legislative offices in Nigeria.
“That zoning of offices in PDP has traditionally been between the North and South of Nigeria.
“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”.
He added that, “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 (NEC) 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 (NEC) of the party through the National Working Committee (NWC).”