PORT HARCOURT (Sundiata Post) – The southern leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday night formally zoned the national chairmanship position of the party to the South West geo-political zone.
In a meeting attended by governors, National Assembly members and former ministers, the Southern Nigeria PDP also zoned the positions of national treasurer and deputy national publicity secretary to the South West.
In the meeting held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the party zoned the position of first deputy national chairman to the South-South. The South-South also got the positions of national legal adviser, deputy national women leader and deputy national auditor.
The South-East got the following positions: national organising secretary, national youth leader and deputy national financial secretary.
Addressing journalists at the end of the meeting, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu said despite the zoning of the positions, any party member willing to contest any position was free to do so.
He, however, advised party members from the south to respect the zoning formula.