By Ononye VC

The National Executive Committee, NEC of opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has jettisoned the much clamoured zoning throwing the party’s presidential ticket open.The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Hon. Debo Ologunagba while briefing the newsmen after the NEC Meeting of the the party on Wednesday in Abuja, said the party upheld the report of the zoning committee led by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State which declared the presidential ticket open. “After a very extensive deliberation NEC aligned with the recommendation of the PDP National Zoning Committee that the Presidential Election should now be left open. The Party should also work towards consensus candidate where possible. “NEC noted the recommendation of the Zoning Committee that in the interest of justice and fair play, the Party should take decision on Zoning timeously so as to prevent complications to the process.” Also, “NEC ratified the conduct of the Presidential Primary (Special National Convention) to elect our Party’s Presidential Candidate on Saturday May 28 to Sunday May 29, 2022 in Abuja“NEC approved the setting up of the National Convention Organizing Committee and approved the appointment of His Excellency, Senator David Mark as Chairman, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as Deputy Chairman and His Excellency Barr. Ibrahim Shema as Secretary.”On the State of the nation, “NEC strongly decried the worsening insecurity and continued killing of innocent Nigerians by terrorists who are emboldened by the exposed refusal of the APC-led government to confront the terrorists even when it knows their locations, listens to their phone conversations and even aware of their plans.”

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