Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the position of National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was not zoned to the South-West alone.
Apparently reacting to the attack on him by Chief Olabode George who withdrew from the chairmanship race, Wike said there was nothing like micro-zoning of the national chairmanship position to the South West zone in relation to the December 9 National Convention of the party.
He spoke on Friday during an appearance on Sunrise Daily from the Abuja studio of Channels Television. “The issue of micro-zoning and gentleman’s agreement does not arise. There is nothing like that. The so-called micro-zoning is being floated by a presidential aspirant from the North supported by campaign officials of Tunde Adeniran,” Wike stated.
He reiterated that the presidential position was zoned to the North and the National Chairmanship zoned to the South. Governor Wike regretted that some PDP national chairmanship aspirants have resorted to blackmail, simply because they have lost the contention for the delegates.