A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Malam Abdullahi Ali Kano, has faulted the recent decision of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party to zone the national chairman position of the party to the North.
The PDP, at the end of its 70th NEC meeting last week, zoned the position of national chairman to the North, in spite of threats by some chieftains of the party in the South-west to resign from the party if the position was not zoned to the region.
Malam Kano, who was a member of the 2015 PDP presidential campaign committee from Kano State, also faulted the party’s decision for ceding the right to produce the party’s 2019 presidential candidate to the North.
According to him, the decisions showed that the handlers of the PDP have deliberately refused to learn from history. He said the PDP woefully failed in 2015 because of “supremacy of impunity”.
He said zoning of the two key positions to the North confirmed that the party was not ready to forsake the path of impunity.
Kano, therefore, called on the PDP NEC to revisit the decisions.
He said: “The PDP had started regaining its lost confidence from the electorates. But, with what we are witnessing recently, the forthcoming convention will do more harm than good to the party”.
The PDP national convention is slated for May 21 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.