An aspirant to the position of national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has said the party did not zone the position to the South-west as widely reported, but to the South.
He made the assertion yesterday in Nasarawa, Nasarawa State.
“I think the media is helping in confusing the matter regarding the national chairmanship position of our party, PDP, as there was no time the leadership of the party at the national level zoned the chairmanship position to anybody.
“Chairman of caretaker committee made it clear that as the Presidency is zoned to the three geo-political zones in the North for 2019, so national chairmanship is zoned to the three geo-political zones in the South.
“That is the position that will be sustained and maintained till the convention in Port Harcourt”, Mr. Dokpesi declared.
His position is contrary to that taken by leaders and stakeholders of the party in the South-south and South-east geo-political zones during a meeting last month, where it was unanimously agreed that the national chairmanship should be ceded to the South-west, which has never occupied the position.
Speaking on the reason for his interest in the leadership of the PDP, the media mogul said “I am contesting for this chairmanship position to unite members of the party so the party can come out stronger and victorious in 2019”.
Dokpesi said PDP was the only party that could provide support as well as make Nigeria’s economy stable and great.
He, therefore, urged Nigerians to support the party for the development of the country.