2019: PDP re-strategizes, adopts new zoning formula


By; Patrick Titus, Uyo.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Zoning Committee on Sunday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, held a closed door inaugural meeting with consensus agreement on a new zoning formula topping the decisions ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Although the benefiting zones were not disclosed but an insider in the Committee who pleaded anonymity said the Party Presidential slot is zoned to North-Eastern region while South-Eastern is allocated the seat of the Vice President. The position of Senate President is given to the South-South region.
According to the source, the positions were shared in a manner that would energize the party to recover from its lost glory as well as unseat the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
However, Chairman of the Committee and Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Udom Emmanuel while briefing newsmen shortly after the meeting at Government House, Uyo said, the zones that benefit from the positions would be made known to Nigerians during their final meeting.
“For all the 12 national working committee seats, we have successfully zone them and by the time we do our final meeting, we should be able to let Nigerians know where each of the positions is going to”.
He expressed the hope that, with the unity of purpose by members of the committee, the party would bounce back in 2019.
Governor Emmanuel however expressed his appreciations to Nigerians and the party for the opportunity given them to serve saying that, the unity amongst the members was indicative that everybody was ready to return the party to the peak it was before it lost to the APC in the last general elections.
“We will do our best to show that level of sincerity of purpose to achieve the main goal we were appointed”, Governor Emmanuel said.


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