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South West PDP rejects zoning of chairman position to Lagos


Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership in the South West yesterday rejected the Monday’s zoning of the chairman position of the party to Lagos State by some PDP Governors and leaders of the party.

They instead pledged to provide a level playing ground for all aspirants jostling for the position in the August 17 national convention.

Governors Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti and his Ondo state counterpart, Olusegun Mimiko, with other top party chieftains had on Monday in Akure, Ondo State endorsed the zoning of chairman position to Lagos State.


Addressing newsmen in Ibadan yesterday, National Vice Chairman of PDP, in the South West, Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe and Secretary Chief Adepegba Otemolu insisted that the position is open to all aspirants in the zone.

“Each state should be given the opportunity to either present a viable aspirant or have a say in a form of internal arrangement.

“In view of the aforementioned enlightenments and by virtue of one of our functions in accordance with the party constitution Section 27(2) (a) and (b) as a zonal organ of the party shall be to harmonize, coordinate and review all activities of the party within the zone; establish ad-hoc or standing committee of the party within the zone (as we are having today.

The leaders maintained that the position of the National Chairman should be left open for all aspirants from the six states in the zone to contest.

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