South West PDP leaders disagree over zoning of PDP chairmanship position
Written by Morenike Adebayo on August 9, 2016
The meeting of the South-West leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party held in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Monday over the chairmanship position of the party was inconclusive as the leaders of the party who were in attendance disagreed on zoning of the position to a particular state of the geopolitical zone.
Three positions were said to have been zoned to the region. These are the national chairman, the deputy publicity secretary and the treasurer.
The National Vice-Chairman of the party in the South-West, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, said it was agreed at the meeting that the position of the national chairman should be zoned to Lagos and Ogun states where three aspirants, Chief Bode George, Jimi Agbaje and a former governor of Ogun State Gbenga Daniel came from.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, Olafeso said the position of the treasurer was zoned to Ekiti and Ondo states while Osun and Oyo states were given deputy publicity secretary position.
However, the leaders of the party disagreed on the zoning arrangement on the grounds that it was not a democratic arrangement. Olafeso however said a six-man committee had been set up to settle all the disagreements over the issue of the chairmanship.