Lagos - The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the zoning formula for the selection of its national officers has taken a new dimension as the South-west leaders of the party have rejected the move to zone both the presidential and party chairmanship to the North.
The leaders’ position followed the decision of the party’s governorship caucus to retain both positions in the north against the party’s constitution.
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The leaders in a communiqué issued at the end of an extraordinary summit held in Lagos on Thursday to deliberate on the affairs of the party resolved that they would reject the move to zone the presidential and party chairmanship to the North.
The summit, which was held at the Golden Gate Restaurant Ikoyi was attended by party leaders including former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, Senator Jumoke Akinjide,, Olabode George, Dr. Doyin Okupe and Prof. Taoheed Adedoja among others.
However, the two South-west governors of the party, Olusegun Mimiko, of Ondo State and Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State were conspicuously absent.
The communiqué which was signed by George on behalf of the leaders lamented that the Yoruba people are being elbowed out of the power equation by the individual ambitions of some persons within the party.
- News 24