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Zoning tears S’west PDP leaders apart

09 August 2016, 11:23

Akure - The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) in the South-west worsened on Monday as leaders of the party disagreed on zoning of the national chairman to a particular state of the geopolitical zone, reports Punch.

The party had on Thursday zone the position to the South-west.

The party also zoned the positions of National Treasurer and Deputy National Publicity Secretary to the zone, reports News 24.

Leaders of the party had agreed to meet on Monday to pick a consensus candidate among those running for the office of the national chairman of the party.

The meeting was, however deadlocked as the delegates did not agree with the zoning arrangement put forward by the leadership.

Some leaders of the party had during the meeting, which was held in Akure, agreed to zone the position of chairman to Lagos and Ogun States.

The leaders also suggested that the position of the treasurer be zoned to Ekiti and Ondo states while Osun and Oyo states should be given deputy publicity secretary position.

Also read: PDP chairmanship: Dokpesi rejects zoning

However, other leaders of the party disagreed on the zoning arrangement on the grounds that it was not a democratic arrangement.

One of the national chairmanship aspirants of the party, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, said the Akure meeting was nothing but a jamboree, which he said would not bring any fruitful results.

Another aspirant, Prof Taoheed Adedoja, said he was not satisfied with the arrangement.

He said the party should allow all the aspirants to test their popularity at the convention.

The senator, representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu and some other chieftains from Ogun State stormed out the meeting.

- News 24


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