PDP: North Central Group Rejects Chairmanship Insists On Presidency

The North Central Patriot (NCP) has insisted on the zoning of the presidency to its region.

The group had earlier called on Governor Samuel Otorm and others North Central members in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) zoning committee not to negotiate for chairmanship slot but  presidency.

The NCP said chairmanship of the PDP holds no attraction to their zone, while the office of President is what their region is keen on.

Recall that the group in a statement by its President, Bitrus Paul, said that since 1999, the region had produced five chairmen in PDP in the persons of Chief Solomon Lar – Plateau State, Dr Banabas Gemade – Benue State, Chief Audu Ogbeh- Benue, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, Kogi state and  Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, Kwara.

Governor of Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwanyi is the Chairman of the zoning committee while his counterpart from Benue, Otorm is the Vice Chairman.

The group which started its campaign for the zoning of President to the North-Central before zoning committee met in Enugu, with the decision to have major offices swapped between north and south, has again insisted on the PDP’s presidential ticket ahead of Thursday’s emergency NEC meeting.  

 NCP urged Ortom and other members of the committee from the Noth Central to ensure that they don’t succumb to the persuasion of other members to agreeing for chairmanship position.

Also recall that the group had sometimes ago said that the zone had occupied the position of chairmanship in the past, adding that their agitation is for the position of presidency, which has eluded them since democracy was belted in 1999.

NCP had also insisted that the North Central doesn’t lack quality leaders, who can hold the position and provide effective leadership.


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