We’ve zoned 2019 presidential candidate to North – PDP

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Acting National Chairman, PDP, Uche Secondus

Acting National Chairman, PDP, Uche Secondus

The Acting National Chairman of the the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Uche Secondus, said that the party had resolved that its presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections would come from the North.

He also said the former ruling party would not repeat the “mistakes” it made in 2015 again.

Secondus stated this in Abuja on Wednesday while receiving the report of the PDP Post-Election Review Committee.
The committee was chaired by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

Secondus, who said that the report of the committee would be implemented, however, added that it would be sent to all the caucuses of the party for approval.
He said, “We, members of the party and the National Working Committee, have resolved that our presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election would come from the North.

“We won’t make the mistakes we made in the past. We are going to move the party forward and all our members should know that we have resolved to respect the constitution of the party.

“We would also abide by zoning and all organs of the party would be carried along in deciding or debating the reports of this committee.”

Secondus also called on members of the ruling party and its leadership, the All Progressives Congress, to take the nation’s interest into their hearts.

Presenting the reports of the committee, Ekweremadu urged the party to implement its recommendations.

He said it would be wrong for the party to dump the reports as it was done to other reports submitted to the party in the past.

He said, “This is not the first time our party has set up a committee; and this is not the first time it will be receiving a report of this magnitude.

“The problem, which is also one of the cardinal reasons we found ourselves in this sad state, is that virtually all the reports- great ideas, stringent efforts and sacrifices by our party men and women – were never implemented, but rather abandoned to gather dust.

“Among many key recommendations, the committee proposed a nationwide biometric membership registration to align the party records with modern technology and further boost the integrity of our membership records as a precursor to other reforms we have recommended.”

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