Ahead of the 2019 Presidential elections in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Southeast is ready to support a candidate of northern extraction for the presidency in the 2019 general elections.
According to the Zonal Chairman of the party, Mr. Austin Umahi who disclosed this while reading a communiqué at the end of the zonal meeting of the PDP on Sunday in Enugu.
Umahi also said that the zone favoured the emergence of the national party chairman from the south of Nigeria.
He said that the zone also reaffirmed earlier zoning agreement on positions allotted to the Southeast to reflect states that made up the area.
“We are committed to the PDP zoning arrangement of the president to the North and national party chairman to the South of Nigeria.
“We mandate our governors, zonal chairman and national assembly leaders to liaise with other zones to reach an understanding in respect of the next national chairman of our party,” he said.
Umahi said that they were fully in support of the party’s candidate in the Nov. 18 Anambra governorship election to ensure the success of the party.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was attended by a former Vice President, Chief Alex Ekwueme, the governors of Abia and Enugu states while his deputy represented Ebonyi governor.
Also in attendance were Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd.), Chief Emeka Ihedioha and the Legal Adviser of the party in Abia, Chief Ukpai Ukairo.
Source: ( PM News )