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Why Tension Grips Northern PDP As Cabals Insist PDP Chairmanship Won't Be Zoned To North-Central

The race to produce the next national chairman of the PDP is getting interesting among Northern PDP cabals after the NEC meeting of the party in Abuja yesterday.

The NEC yesterday ratified that decision of the zoning committee that the North should produce the national chairman of the PDP. Until recently, the coast was clear for David Mark who is from the Middle Belt to emerge as PDP National Chairman.

Photo Credit: Vanguard

But things changed immediately after the NEC meeting. According to Vanguard newspaper, tension grips Northern PDP over Chairmanship position because the core Northern Governors have rejected zoning the office to the North-Central.

This will form the basis of our discussion in this article. 

Why does tension grip Northern PDP over chairmanship position? 

The meeting which was held at the Bauchi State Governors Lodge didn't favour the candidature of David Mark as four out of the five Northern Governors who initially supported David Mark to emerge as the PDP National Chairman have made a u-turn to withdraw their support.

Photo Credit: The Nation

Not only that, they insist that the position won't be zoned to North-Central rather it will be thrown open for all politicians from the North who are interested to vie for it. Nobody knows exactly why these Northern PDP cabals changed their position immediately after the NEC meeting.

As it stands now, the North is yet to agree on a candidate to support less than 3 weeks to the PDP National Convention.

Another issue here is if David Mark will be interested in PDP activities as it concerns the National Chairmanship considering how Northern PDP Governors rejected his candidature immediately after the NEC meeting of the party.

Photo Credit: Daily Post

Mark has made a lot of sacrifices for PDP. He led the reconciliation panel to ensure that the crisis that nearly tore PDP apart was brought under control. Some PDP members especially from the South won't be happy with this recent development.

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