The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has zoned the party’s chairmanship position to the North-East geo-political zone.
The National Chairman of PDP, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the NEC meeting held at the party national secretariat.
Sheriff said that the NEC received the report of the Zoning Committee presented by its Chairman, Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom.
He said that the committee’s zoning recommendation was unanimously adopted at the NEC meeting.
According to the NEC resolution made available to newsmen, the Deputy National Chairman was zoned to the South-South, while the National Secretary was zoned to the South-West.
The Deputy National Secretary was zoned to the North-Central; National Legal Adviser to the North-West; and the Deputy National Legal Adviser to the South-South.
The National Treasurer was zoned to the South-South; Deputy National Treasurer to the North-West; National Financial Secretary to the North-Central and Deputy National Financial Secretary to the South-East.
The National Woman Leader was zoned to the North-West, Deputy National Woman leader was zoned to South-South, the National Auditor was zoned to South-West, and the Deputy National Auditor to North-East
The National Publicity Secretary was zoned to South-West; the Deputy National Publicity Secretary to North-Central and the National Organising Secretary to the South-East.
The Deputy National Organising Secretary was zoned to the North-Central; National Youth Leader to the South- East, and the Deputy National Youth Leader to North-West.
Sheriff said that the NEC also received the proposal for the amendment of the party’s constitution and unanimously agreed to debate it at the next NEC meeting, scheduled for May11.
“NEC considered and adopted the amendments made on the Guidelines for the 2016 Congresses and National Convention affecting Section 4.02.
” The section stipulated specific timelines for purchases of forms for various offices, to now remain open and members can purchase form at any given time or period and contest any position of their choice,” he said.
He added that PDP as a political party had put its house in order and was ready for the challenges ahead.