The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has on Friday confirmed the zoning of its Presidency in 2019 to the North and Vice-Presidency to the southern part of the country, The New Diplomat reports.
The announcement was made in Minna, while addressing a stakeholders’ meeting, where discussions were held to strategize ahead of 2019 general elections, days after a Supreme Court verdict affirmed Ahmed Makarfi’s chairmanship.
The Niger State chairman of the party, Alhaji Tanko Beji who spoke on behalf of the party also announced that the PDP National Convention will take place in October this year.
He stated that each state branch of the PDP, has been directed to submit the names of 30 members, that would serve on the convention planning committee.
Beji also confirmed that the party’s leadership, have taken a decision on the zoning of the presidency of the country in 2019 to the Northern part of the country, while the vice-presidency would go to the south.
He advised all those with ambitions to seek the mandate of the people to do so, stating that the era of “no vacancy” had come to an end.
“Anyone with ambition to seek political office should go to the people, the leadership will not allow imposition of candidates,” he said.