Northern PDP Leaders Attacks Fayose For Declaring Presidential Ambition
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the 19 northern states met in Abuja on Tuesday and slammed Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose for declaring his presidential ambition.
The meeting was called by the leaders of the party in the region to unite and strenthen their position on the zoning arrangement of the party ahead of the 2019 general election and the PDP national convention.
The convener of the meeting and a former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, while welcoming delegates, disclosed that there was a need to elect the best candidates in accordance with the zoning formula of the party.
Gana said the party must insist on its zoning formula which also ceded the office of the national chairman to the South.
He said the recent declaration by Fayose to vie for the party’s presidential ticket was of no consequence, adding that the party’s position on the presidency in 2019 was already clear.
He said, “I want to appeal to you to give to the party the very best in the positions that have been zoned to us. Let us therefore give to the party, men and women of impeccable integrity.
“Whatever the Fayoses of this world may be doing, the party has resolved that the presidential candidate will come from one of the three zones in the North.”