NWC Positions: New Zoning Formula Doesn’t Relegate Us, Says S’ West PDP


* Assures of fair share of positions across states

Olakiitan Victor in Ado Ekiti

Contrary to the insinuation that the South West will be relegated in the national politics with the new zoning formula adopted for the sharing of national party positions in National Working Committee, the Southwest zone of the Peoples Democratic Party has restated that positions would further invigorate the zone rather than being relegated.

The National Vice Chairman, Southwest, Mr Makanjuola Ogundipe, who said this in a statement in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, said the position of Publicity Secretary, National Auditor and National Secretary allotted to the zone placed it in good stead in the party.

The party leader assured the members that they would toe the line of fairness in the distribution of the positions among member states, for better cohesion and understanding in the national politics.

Ogundipe, said part of the resolutions reached at the extended meeting held in Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State on Wednesday, May4 was that , the zone must continue to foster unity and retain the present zonal leadership till the expiration of its tenure in October, 2018.

The National Vice Chairman said the zone declared supports for the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff, saying his leadership has the capacity to reinvigorate the party and make it formidable to reclaim the country back from the All Progressives Congress in 2018.