In few hours, the National Executive Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be meeting in Abuja to discuss the outcomes and if possible find a solution to the internal crisis silently going on within the party. For political analysts and commentators who have closely followed the developments within PDP in recent times, one obvious crisis going on within the party is the idea of zoning of the key positions of the party.
South-East governors' under the aegis of South-East Governor's Forum, has urged Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Leader of Adoration Ministry Enugu, to stop his criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The plea was made at the Annual Thanksgiving and Bazaar of the church on Sunday, by David Umahi, Chairman of the South-East Governors' Forum, and his Enugu State counterpart, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
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As the PDP National Convention is fast approaching, there seems to be an internal disagreement among the party Chieftains in the Northern Region. According to The Nation, the Loyalists Ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki have kicked against the micro-zoning of the National Chairmanship Position to the North-Central.
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A personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on news media,Bashir Ahmad, has reacted to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s zoning of its national chairmanship seat to the north. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu state who is also the chairman of the PDP zoning committee, announced the zoning on Thursday afternoon, September 30.
Tomorrow, Monday, October 11, 2021, will be the first Monday after the South-East Governors made it known that the sit-at-home declared in the south eastern part of the country by the proscribed Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), would no longer be observed in the region.
Following the position of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the North by the National Convention Zoning Committee of the party led by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, there are strong indications that David Mark, Ibrahim Shema, and Sule Lamido might appear front-runners in the race at the end of the day.
PDP politicians in the Southern Nigeria who are interested in the 2023 presidential election must be making plans on how to grab the PDP presidential ticket. Photo Credit: Vanguard This is expected especially after PDP zoned its national chairmanship to the North. Rivers State Governor Nyesom has indirectly shown interest in the race even when the PDP wanted to zone the national chairmanship to the South.
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Engr. David Umahi, others attend 2021 Bazaar of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, his counterpart, Engr. David Umahi, and others today attended the 2021 Harvest, thanksgiving and bazaar of adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, held at the Adoration Ministry Arena, Umuchigbo Iji-Nike, Enugu, today, Sunday, October 24.
As the 2023 Presidential race is fast approaching, the Presidential Aspirants have been reaching out to their loyalists in their various Political Parties ahead 2023 Presidential race. However, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has zoned the Position of National Chairman of the Party to the North which means the Presidency will likely be zoned to the South.
It is no longer news that PDP has zoned its national championship ticket to the north. The opposition party made the announcement a few days ago by the chairman of the party's zoning committee and governor of Enugu state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Source: Vanguard Newspaper. So, since the chairmanship seat is going to the north, the presidential candidate will certainly come from the south.
According to Daily Punch, Governor Dave Umahi, Chairman of the South-East Governors' Forum, in a special harvest thanksgiving organized by Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, called on the controversial cleric to stop criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari's administration. Gov. Umahi. Photo Source: Wikipedia.
By Reuben Onyishi In the political discourse of the gubernatorial aspirations in Enugu State, two variables have been most salient: zoning and competence. These two objects seem to have received the imprint of mutual exclusivity as some aspirants arrogate competence to themselves as the reason for their opposition to zoning which in their own thoughts negates competence.
The leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP will meet today to take a final decision on the zoning arrangement of the party ahead of its national convention. Before now, the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led zoning committee had submitted its report that suggested that the North should produce the next National Chairman of the PDP among other officers as a way of swapping positions with the South.
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Recent media reports have it that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decided to zone its national chairmanship position to the northern region of the country which automatically means that the candidate of the party for the presidential position of the country in 2023 will come from the southern region of the country.
The South-East Governors have appealed to the Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka to quit talking badly about the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari's (retd.) Regime. The Chairman of the South-East Governors' Forum, David Umahi, accompanied by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State made the allure during the anual harvest, thanksgiving and bazaar of the Adoration Ministry, on Sunday.
As the PDP National Convention is fast approaching, the South-East Zonal Executive Committee of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) have announced a Former Senator representing Imo East Senatorial District, Samuel Anyanwu as it's Consensus Candidate for the Position of the National Secretary. Photo Credit: Vanguard
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Photo Credit: Vanguard There is a crisis in the camp of the South-East wing of the Peoples Democratic Party as some Igbo politicians have rejected the emergence of Senator Samuel Anyanwu as the consensus candidate for the position of National Secretary. Those who disagree with the choice of Anyanwu include former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, former Imo State Governor Emeka Ihedioha and others.
Photo credit: Thisday In another few hours from now, elders and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party will converge to deliberate on the zoning report of the PDP zoning committee. The Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led zoning committee had earlier ceded the office of the party chairman to the North, prompting speculations that the presidential ticket may go South.
Following the 94th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, three former governors of PDP from the North have expressed interest to context the 2023 presidential ticket of the party. It was learnt that at the NEC meeting, the decision of the zoning committee led by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Governor of Enugu State, that the North should produce the next National Chairman of the party, was adopted.
The two major political parties in Nigeria APC and PDP are in dilemma over the zone that will produce the next presidential candidate. Both ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has set up different committees to fine-tune the zoning arrangements, the early signs of committees recommendations seem to be against the two political gladiators Atiku Abubakar of PDP and Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC, this may end their presidential ambition because age is not on their side.