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PDP National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff
PDP National Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff

Zoning Of Offices: Northeast Retains PDP Chair

Patrick Osadebamwen, Abuja

  1. National Chairman                              –                       North-East
  2. Deputy National Chairman                –                       South-South
  3. National Secretary                              –                       South-West
  4. Deputy National Secretary                  –                       North-Central
  5. National Legal Adviser                      –                       North-West
  6. Deputy National Legal Adviser          –                       South-South
  7. National Treasurer                               –                       South-South
  8. Deputy National Treasurer                  –                       North-West
  9. National Financial Secretary              –                       North-Central
  10. Deputy National Financial Sec.          –                       South-East
  11. National Woman Leader                    –                       North-West
  12. Deputy National Woman Leader        –                       South-South
  13. National Auditor                                 –                       South-West
  14. Deputy National Auditor                    –                       North-East
  15. National Publicity Secretary               –                       South-West
  16. Deputy National Publicity Sec.          –                       North-Central
  17. National Organizing Secretary           –                       South-East
  18. Deputy National Organizing Sec.       –                       North-Central
  19. National Youth Leader                       –                       South- East
  20. Deputy National Youth Leader          –                       North-West



All clogs that may stop National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, from contesting for the office of the chairman of the party on May 21, 2015 have been removed by its National Executive Committee (NEC).

This followed the approval, by National Executive Committee of the party, of the zoning of offices as recommended by the Emmanuel Udom-led committee which retained the office of the PDP National Chairman in the Northeast.

Senator Sheriff is completing the tenure of the Northeast which became vacant following resignation of the party’s former chairman, Dr. Adamu Muazu in the aftermath of his failure to lead the party to victory in the 2015 general elections.

Fielding questions on whether he will contest for the chairmanship of the party from journalist after the 70th NEC meeting which held at the Wadata Plaza, Sen. Modu Sheriff said “this is my personal decision. When I make up my mind, I will let you know.”

Sheriff who announced the decision of NEC without details of the zoning said NEC would meet again on the May 11 to decide on the recommendations on constitution review.

“We will meet again on the 11 of May to do the constitution review”, he said adding that congresses will start from Saturday and end with the National convention on May 21.

Deputy Senate President and leader of the party, Ike Ekweremadu, Gombe state Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo and Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, called on all members of the party to be bound by the decisions in spite of disagreements, where such exist.

According to Ekweremadu, PDP is the only party in Nigeria that can be said to belong to everyone and belongs to no one even as he called on members of the party to know that “the time is now for us to make sacrifices, the time is now for us to make compromise so that the party will remain strong, so that Nigeria will be able to trust us again in 2019”.

Dankwambo, who spoke on behalf of the governors, said “let me commit members of the governor’s forum to the decisions of NEC, as a party and democrat we are bound to have disagreement and agreement on issues but once the party takes position, as party members and democrat, we are bound to follow the decision of the party.”

The Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, Alhaji Walid Jibrin, said PDP will never die in spite of its challenges pointing out that no political party is insulated from problems.

Instead of jumping board, he called on all members of the party to remain steadfast and solve problems that confront the party.

He apologized to members of the Board of Trustees for the inability of the board to hold its meeting before NEC adding that a meeting would be called for the Board to offer its advice as mandated by the party rules.

“The exclusion of the BoT is not deliberate and I appeal to all members of the BoT that they should not take offence that there was no any meeting of the BoT; We will have another meeting after this one.

“We are very aware of various meetings everywhere; I have decided that I will not attend any meeting apart from the properly organized meetings because we have to be very careful in the way we hold meetings these days.

“Many of us who are founding members of the PDP will not leave the PDP and the PDP will never die.

“We will continue to be in PDP whatever mistake is there we would be there to correct it and make our contribution.

“Leaving PDP is not the answer, I will like to appeal to everyone who intends to leave the PDP to stop; we must unite and work together in order to build PDP. PDP is within a very good marking and I do not think I see anything wrong with PDP.

“Every party has its own problems and we should use our own problems positively. Am sure soon the whole problem in PDP will be resolved”, Walid stated.

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