In a bid to capture South East for future elections and to strengthen the party structure in the South East geo-political Zone, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sunday, adopted all the party executives for both the zonal and national positions.
The party took the decision at zonal executive council, ZEC, meeting of the party held at Government House, Enugu, yesterday.
The PDP zonal chairman, Chief Austin Umahi, who briefed the press at the end of the meeting, said they adopted the whole zonal and national exco because they had done well for the party.
“This is South East Zonal executive meeting and I am very proud that it was successful. The deliberations were fantastic, you could see cohesion, you see could oneness, unity of the party and that goes a long way to tell us that this is like the bedrock of PDP in Nigeria because you cannot discuss PDP without mentioning South East. We are proud of PDP,” Umahi said.
Umahi said that the essence of the zonal meeting was to pass resolutions and to make the party stronger in the zone.
He said that it was for that purpose that they decided to adopt all their exco members for the forthcoming congress.
“The essence of the meeting is to pass some resolutions and make the party very strong in the zone and most importantly is to hold us together and we passed a resolution on zoning arrangement today and what we decided is that there are positions zoned to different states in the zone and for continuity and stability of the party.
The Zonal Executive Committee, ZEC, decided that all zoned offices to the states and in the national should remain because they have done very, very well. “It was put to vote and it was unanimously adopted and agreed,” Umahi said.
Explaining, he said that the zonal chairman was zoned to Ebonyi, the national youth leader zoned to Enugu and other positions were thus zoned to different states in the zone remain as they are.