PDP zones chairmanship to North-East
• I will make my decision known soon, says Modu Sheriff
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned the National Chairman of the party to North-East.
Briefing journalists after the 70th meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC), Alhaji Modu Sheriff, who stated that the report of the party’s committee on zoning had been unanimously accepted by the NEC, also said the report of the convention committee had been accepted.
Sheriff said the NEC would reconvene on May 11, 2016 to consider the report of the committee on constitution review.
Meanwhile, Sheriff yesterday declared that the decision on whether or not to re-contest was a personal one which he would make public soon.
The position of the Deputy National Chairman, which is currently being occupied by Uche Secondus from Rivers State, was also zoned to the South-South while that of the National Secretary currently occupied by Wale Oladipo from Osun State was zoned to South-West.
However, Acting Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party, Walid Jibril, has advised all those planning to dump the party on account of the zoning of the chairmanship position to drop their anger and remain in the party.
Most members of the BoT were absent from the meeting on grounds of not being invited.
Jibril said: “The exclusion of the BoT members is not deliberate and I appeal to all members of the BoT that they should not take offence that there was no meeting of the BoT. We will have another meeting after this one.
“We are very aware of various meetings everywhere, I have decided that I will not attend any meeting apart from the properly organised meetings because we have to be very careful in the way we hold meetings these days.
“Anyway, we have to use these meetings positively in a way that they will benefit the party.
“Leaving PDP is not the answer, I will like to appeal to everyone who intends to leave the PDP to stop that. We must unite and all of us must work together in order to build the PDP. PDP is within a very good marking and I do not think I see anything wrong with PDP.
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