The Zoning Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, has zoned the position of National Chairman to the North, in a strategic move to position the party for a keen presidential race in 2023.
Rising from a meeting of the committee in Abuja,the Chairman of the committee and Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi said National Working Committee positions currently being held would be swapped between the North and the South.
This is also seen as a deft move to douse the lingering leadership tussle plaguing the party.
Ugwuanyi said the mandate of his committee did not include zoning of the office President and Vice President.
The decision came after a meeting of PDP Governors’ Forum held on Wednesday night where nine governors were said to have voted in favour of the position of National Chairman going to the South against three that backed the North.