The Zoning Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has no mandate to zone the offices of President or Vice President of Nigeria.
Chairman of the committee, Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said this in Enugu on Thursday after a meeting of the committee at the Government House.
He said, “Our committee is strictly limited to the PDP National Executive Offices to be contested at the 2021 PDP National Convention scheduled for the end of October, 2021,” Governor Ugwuanyi said, adding: “We have no mandate to zone political offices such as President or Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
The committee was set up by the party’s leadership for the zoning of national offices of the PDP ahead of its national convention set to hold on October 30 and 31.
Gov. Ugwuanyi noted that the PDP is the most credible platform to deliver good and accountable governance to Nigeria, and that the work of the committee is to contribute immensely in the search for National Officers of our Party that will help the PDP achieve the lofty ideals and goals of our founding fathers”.
“The membership and leadership of this committee have been carefully selected as it is composed of very experienced, competent and eminent Nigerians who are desirous of repositioning the PDP to play its role not just as the main opposition political party in Nigeria but to build a party that offers alternative policy proposals and hope to Nigerians that there is still light at the end of the tunnel”, the Governor added.
Members of the committee present at the meeting include the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom who is the Deputy Chairman, the Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Barr. Mahdi Aliyu Mohammed, who serves as Secretary, former Presidents of the Senate, Senator Iyorchia Ayu and Senator Anyim Pius Anyim.
Also present were former Governors of Niger, Ekiti, Sokoto, Jigawa and Adamawa states, Dr. Muazu Aliyu Babangida, Ayodele Fayose, Attahiru Bafarawa, Sule Lamido, and Boni Haruna, respectively.