As delegates for the first National Convention arrives Abuja, the leadership of the party and other party faithful has said the party will surely sweep the polls and sweep PDP out of power come 2015.
This is the first time the part will be electing leaders to run the party since the coalition was done.
It will be recalled that on Tuesday night, a national caucus meeting was held by the Party into the early hours of Wednesday. The meeting produced a zoning formula for the party ahead of the national convention. Though there is no such thing as zoning formula in the party constitution, inside sources said they had to take that unilateral decision in other to stand a chance against the ruling PDP who have zoned the party’s leadership and the presidency.
According to the zoning agreement reached, the national caucus allotted the positions of national chairman, deputy national secretary and the deputy national legal adviser to the South-South. The positions of the deputy national chairman, national financial secretary and the national legal adviser were zoned to the South-West.
The ‘gentleman agreement’ reached by the party on Tuesday may become the bone of contention in the near or far future. This is beacause, anyone familiar with the Nigerian political terrain will agree with me that no zoning formula has ever been followed to the latter by any political party. It will be recalled that, the emergence of the APC as an opposition party in Nigeria was as a result of the PDP’s inability to agree to return power to the north according to her zoning formula.