From Victor Osula, Abuja
The National Executive Committee, NEC of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, has ratified the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led-zoning committee report.
The committee had recommended zoning the party’s National Chairmanship position to the North.
The party’s NEC ratified the recommendation at its 74th meeting in Abuja on Thursday.
Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, who briefed journalists on the outcome of the meeting, said the NEC also discussed the Governor Bala Mohammed Committee review of what led to the party’s defeat at the 2015 presidential election, without taking a position on the presidential candidacy of the party
There are however indications that while the party ceded the National Chairmanship position to the North, the contest for the presidency would be thrown open to all zones in the country.