Barring any last minute change, indications have emerged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be silent on where to zone the national chairmanship of the party to ahead of the October national convention.
The PDP is expected to hold a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting today to decide on who chairs the national convention committee and the zoning committee.
To this end, PDP governors held an expanded meeting with former governors, former ministers, members of the House of Assembly. Also present at the meeting was former senate President, David Mark who was mandated by the party’s NEC to mediate in the legal rift between the national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike.
The meeting which started at 3pm dragged till after 9pm when some governors began to exit. Before then former governors and others had left the meeting at about 8pm.
Meanwhile, LEADERSHIP learnt that the scheming by some of the southern governors to emerge vice presidential candidate in 2023 is fueling the intrigues surrounding the failure to reach an early consensus over who should emerge the next national chairman of the party.
It was also learnt that while a southern governor is moving for Dan Orbih to emerge the next chairman, former governors of the party are insistent on having one of their own emerge the next chairman.
It was gathered that the former governors are insistent on having their member emerge from a state that is not controlled by PDP to avoid the recurrent rift between Party chairman and governors from same state.
However, indications have emerged the the use of unity list ahead of the convention might be opposed by party stakeholders insisting that the election process must not be hijacked.