PDP Moves to Resolve Disagreement on Zoning

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  • Reschedules congresses

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has directed its committee on zoning of party national offices headed by Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State to put in more effort to arrive at an acceptable zoning format.

Earlier, reports about the proposed zoning arrangement indicated that the committee had zoned the chairmanship position to the north along with the presidency which many party stakeholders especially from the south kicked against.

To this end, the zoning committee of the party wednesday scheduled another meeting next week in an Uyo in attempt to resolve the crisis generally by the zoning arrangement it propsed.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, who disclosed this yesterday however, said no date had been fixed for the meeting.

He said the governors and National Assembly members were in consultations to ensure that the committee arrives at a zoning arrangement that will be acceptable and beneficial to all the six geopolitical zones.

Meanwhile, the party has also shifted this weekend’s ward congress by one week.
In a statement signed by Metuh yesterday, he said the ward congress will now hold on April 30 while he local government congress will hold on May 5. The date for the national convention still remains May 21.