PDP zones presidency to North for 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned its presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections to the northern part of the country.
The PDP said it has become imperative for the party to act in line with the vision of its founding fathers, to be able to re-position and win future elections, having lost the March/April general elections to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking at the PDP national secretariat yesterday, when the PDP post-election review committee led by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu submitted its report, the party’s acting national chairman, Chief Uche Secondus, said the National Working Committee (NWC) had zoned the PDP presidential candidate for the 2019 elections to the North.
Secondus said the NWC and other organs of the party have resolved to implement the recommendations of the committee, especially those that have to be implemented urgently, including zoning for the progress of the party.
The PDP Chief said that the party would not make costly mistakes like it did in the past, stressing that the party would act upon the report of the committee to be able to provide a robust opposition for the APC-led government.
Secondus said for the party to move forward, it must obey the zoning system and constitution, adding that the party was poised to re-position itself to take over the presidential seat from the ruling APC in 2019.
“In moving our party forward, we must obey zoning and constitution. The NWC agreed that the PDP presidential candidate must come from the North in 2019, in line with the vision of our founding fathers.
“President Buhari is governing Nigeria as a sole administrator: without ministers but he should look inwards and go after APC members especially Amaechi, whose issues has been raised when he was governor. The EFCC is yet to arrest Amaechi, what are they waiting for?” he said.
Prince Uche Secondus, PDP acting chairman