The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East geopolitical zone has endorsed the party’s arrangement, which zoned the office of the president to the North and that of the national chairman to the Southern part of Nigeria. Rising from a meeting of the Zonal Executive Committee of the party held in Enugu, the South East PDP reiterated its commitment to national unity and reaffirmed the party’s earlier agreement on the zoning of party positions allotted to the South East in respect of the forthcoming elective national convention.
Presenting a communiqué after the meeting, which was well attended by party leaders, the PDP South East Vice Chairman, Chief Austin Umahi, said that the zonal leadership of the party would support its candidate in Anambra State, Mr. Oseloka Obaze and his running mate, Mrs. Chidi Onyemelukwe. The party equally mandated PDP South East governors, the Zonal Vice Chairman and the National Assembly leaders from the zone to liaise with other geo-political zones in the country to reach an understanding in respect of the party’s next national chairman.Among those who attended the meeting were: the former Vice President and founding member of the party, Chief Alex Ekwueme; Governors of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu; and Ebonyi State, David Umahi represented by his deputy; the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. Others were members of the National Assembly from the zone; the Party’s Caretaker Committee National Secretary, Senator Ben Obi; Speakers of the State House of Assemblies and other principal officers; former governors; Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, and a host of others.