The Peoples Democratic Party in the South- East,on Monday,endorsed the party’s zoning arrangement,which zoned the office of the President to the North.
The decision was taken at the PDP South- East Zonal Executive Committee meeting in Enugu.The South- East PDP equally backed the zoning of the office of the party’s National Chairman to the South.
In a communique after the meeting signed by the Vice - Chairman of the PDP, South- East,Chief Austin Umahi,the South- East PDP reiterated its “commitment to national unity.”
It also “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.”In the same vein,the PDP governors and National Assembly members from the zone were mandated to liaise with the other geopolitical zones in the country to reach an understanding towards the emergence of the party ’s next national chairman .
Umahi also disclosed that the zonal leadership of the party would support its governorship candidate in Anambra State,Mr.Oseloka Obaze,and his running mate,Mrs.Chidi Onyemelukwe,in the November governorship election in the state .
Those at the meeting included a former Vice - President,Chief Alex Ekwueme; governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi,Enugu; Okezie Ikpeazu,Abia ;Deputy Senate President,Ike Ekweremadu;and other members of the National Assembly from the zone .
Others included the party’s National Caretaker Committee secretary,Senator Ben Obi;speakers of state Houses of Assembly and other principal officers; some former governors,and a businessman,Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.