Opinion moulders and elders from the Northern states chapters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have declared their unalloyed support for the South West geopolitical zone to produce the next National Chairman of the party.
A communique released on Friday by the Northern Elders and Leaders Forum after a meeting in Abuja indicated that the elders are in support of the South West producing the next National Chairman of the party.
The communique, signed by former Kano State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, indicated that the North was backing the South West in the interest of spirit of fairness and equity, and in view of the need to carry every part of the country along.
“Giving every geo-political zone a sense of participation and inclusion in the affairs of the PDP, we strongly support the quest of the South West geo-political zone to produce the next National Chairman of the party, the statement reads.”
The meeting was attended by PDP heavyweights including former Senate President David Mark, former National Chairman, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, Senator Ibrahim Mantu, Ambassador Aminu Wali, Prof. Jerry Gana, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, Senator Jonah Jang, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, Mallam Adamu Maina Waziri, Hon. Gabriel Suswam, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri.
Also in attendance were PDP Zonal chairmen and state chairmen from the North, Comrade Abba Moro; Barrister Kabiru Turaki, Senator Nenadi Usman, Senator Solomon Ewuga, Margaret Icheen, Col. Bala Mande (rtd), Senator Tunde Ogbeha, Hajia Inna Ciroma, Alhaji Mukhtar Shagari, Hajia Zainab Maina, Alhaji Shehu Musa Gabam, Prof. Abubakar Suleiman, Hon. Laurencia L. Mallam, Hon. Bello Mutawalle, Dr. Emmanuel Agbo, Princess Rabi Ibrahim, Dr. Baraka Umar, Hon. Mahmud Abdulmalik and Senator Damagum, among others.