Senators of the Peoples Democratic Party have agreed that the chairmanship position of the Party should remain in the northern part of the country in order to make the party more appealing to all parts of the Country.
In a position paper presented to the national Chairman of the Party, Ali Modu Sheriff when leaders of the party from the zone visited him in Abuja Thursday, the leaders noted that if the party zones the position to the south as being canvassed by some members of the party, “the PDP will be branded as a regional party”.
“In the South East, the PDP has three governors; we have five
governors out of the six states in the South-South; in the South West, we have two governors.
“In the whole of the North, we have only two governors. We need to strengthen the North. If not, the PDP will be branded as a regional party if we go ahead to pick the National Chairman from the South,” the paper noted.
They said the present National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff should be allowed to remain in office as he has shown capacity to steer the ship of the party towards a successful outing in 2019.
The senators who spoke in Abuja through Senator Hope Uzodimma (Imo West) said their position was for fairness and continuity as the last holder of the position, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu did not complete his tenure before he resigned.
Uzodimma said what the PDP needs at this time of its declining popularity was a person like “Sheriff, an astute politician with a vast experience in grassroots politics, tenacity, resilience and the financial muscle to assist the party in its repositioning drive, working with stakeholders.”