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PDP jettisons zoning in selection of new national chairman

18 January 2016, 13:05

Lagos - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun the search for a new National Chairman months after the former Chairman, Adamu Mu'azu resigned his appointment, reports Vanguard.

Governors, senators and House of Representatives members elected under the platform of the party met on Sunday in Lagos to frame strategies on how to push forward the party.

The meeting, which was held at Eko Hotel and Suites, was hosted by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu and was also attended by former ministers, who are members of the party.

Ekweremadu is the highest elected office holder on the platform of the party.

Also read: Gulak takes over as new PDP Chairman

At the end of the meeting, the PDP leaders agreed to jettison the principle of zoning in the election of a new National Chairman.

In its stead, the PDP bigwigs resolved that the principle of zoning would be adopted only after a formidable new National Chairman with weight and integrity has emerged.

All the party caucuses were present at the meeting. Ekweremadu led the PDP senators to the meeting, while Rep. Leo Ogor led the House of Representatives caucus and Governor Olusegun Mimiko led the PDP governors including Governors Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, Dairus Ishaku of Taraba, Ibrahim Damkwambo of Gombe, Deputy Governor of Delta State, Kingsley Otaru, among others.

- News 24


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