Nigeria’s opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party today, Friday, April 15, denied the widely circulated story that various national political offices had already been zoned to various regions.
The story in town is that the presidency had been zoned to the north, while the Vice President will emerge from the south east.
The party also confirmed that the new Zoning Formula would be disclosed next week at its national convention which is slated for Saturday, April 21 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The party in a post by its director, social media, Deji Adeyanju, stated, “Please, disregard all the news of zoning by PDP. Nothing has been zoned yet. Positions will be zoned next week.”
It remains to be seen when the zoning is announced next week if it will be any different from the widely circulated formula.
SUPPOSED ZONING LIST IN FULL:
1 President – North
2 Vice President – South East
3 Senate President – North
4 Deputy Senate President South West
5 Speaker – South South
6 Deputy Speaker – North
7 Chairman of PDP – South South
8 Deputy National Chairman – North
9 National legal adviser – South east
10 National treasurer- South east
11 National youth leader – South east
12 National financial secretary North
13 National publicity secretary – North
14 National auditor – North
15 National women leader – North
16 Deputy national secretary – South west
17 National organising secretary – South West
Daniel Fayemi for Encomium.ng