The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday approved the retention of the chairmanship of the party to the North.
Addressing journalists after the meeting of the committee, national chairman of the party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, said members of NEC approved all the recommendations of its zoning committee, headed by the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Emmanuel Udom.
Top members of the party from the South West, such as Bode George, Ebenezer Babatope and others were, however, not in attendance at the meeting, as they are believed to be against the party’s move.
Other positions zoned were those of national auditor, national publicity secretary and Secretary of the party which were zoned to the South West, while the position of deputy national chairman was zoned to the South South.
With the party leadership zoned to the North, Sheriff may well continue as chairman.