Monday, 31 August 2015

South West Will Produce The Next Chairman Of PDP - Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has said that it is not optional that the South-West geopolitical zone will produce the next chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, warning anything to the contrary will be resisted by the zone.

Fayose called on leaders from the zone to gear up for the contest for the position next year advising that all stakeholders in the zone must come together to make this happen, Thisday reports

He stressed that the appointment of a new chairman from the North-East for the party at the moment is a waste of time noting that the current acting chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, should be allowed to complete the tenure of his predecessor, Adamu Mua’zu.

Fayose made this statement through his spokesman, Lere Olayinka saying: “Since the PDP will pick its presidential candidate from the North in 2019, the South-west zone which has not produced the party’s national chairman should take the position next year.”

The Ekiti state governor said the reason while his championing for the emergence of a South-West candidate for the position is that since the next presidential candidate is likely to come from the north; it is only reasonable for the chairman to emerge from the South noting that South-West should produce the new helmsman of the party.

A youth leader from South-South, Afoke Akporua has however, disagreed with Fayose’s  proposition, saying the governor want to encourage illegality in the party by requesting that a caretaker committee to continue to pilot the affairs of the party at the national level.

He added that his would rob the North-East the opportunity to complete their tenure asking the party to cede the position back to the zone.

Meanwhile, Fayose had told former minister of the Federal Capital Territory,Bala Mohammed to drop his ambition of becoming the next chairman of PDP. He said this when Mohammaed visited the governor to drum support for his ambition.