Why North must retain PDP Chairmanship – South West zone

The South-West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has made its position known on the national chairmanship position of the opposition party.

The South-West chapter, on Thursday, maintained that the North must retain the position after the exit of interim Chairman, Ali Modu-Sheriff.

During a courtesy visit to Sheriff in Abuja on Thursday, leaders of the zone said the South-West was not interested in the position.

The PDP leaders presented a report on the state of the party in the zone to Sheriff- a report which was signed by Senator Buruji Kashamu, Senator Teslim Folarin, the chairmen of the party in the six South-West states and 30 others.

While endorsing Kashamu as the leader of the party in the South-West zone, they noted that the PDP would become a regional party if the South got the national chairmanship position.

The report said in part: “We say this because out of the five states in the South-East, the PDP has three governors. We have five governors out of the six states in the South-South. In the South-West, we have two governors.”

“In the whole of the North, we have only two governors. We need to strengthen the North. If not, the PDP will be branded as a regional party if we go ahead to pick the national chairman from the South.”

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