Chief Olabode George, a contestant for the position of National Chairman of PDP
Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt
The Southern Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday night formally zoned the National Chairmanship position of the party to the Southwest 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 Southwest.
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 is free to do.
He, however, advised party members from Southern Nigeria to respect the zoning formula.
Source:: PM Newspaper