The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has released new dates for its postponed Zonal congresses in the South West, North West and North Central zones.
This new development was communicated in a letter signed by National Chairman; Uche Secondus and the Secretary, Sen Umar Tsauri, dated March 31, 2021 and addressed to the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The new date assigned for the new zonal congresses is April 10.
According to the letter, the South West congress will hold in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, the North West will hold in Kaduna while that of the North Central will hold in Makurdi, Benue state.
The letter from the PDP headquarters read in parts: “Please refer to our earlier letter with ref No.PDP/DOM/GF.2/VOL.IM/21-015, in which we informed the Commission(INEC) of the postponement of our planned zonal congresses in North West, South West and North Central.
“We now wish to inform the commission of new dates for the North West, south west and North central zones.”
It further reads: “Please note that all our party’s activities shall be in accordance with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines on COVID-19 as they concern social/physical distancing if people gathering in one place.”
Recall that the congress was initially postponed due to the power scuffle between two Southwestern Party Leaders; former Ekiti state Governor; Ayo Fayose and Oyo state’s governor; Engr. Seyi Makinde.
While Makinde is sponsoring Taofeek Arapaja, a former Oyo deputy governor, Fayose is supporting Eddy Olafeso, a former governorship aspirant in Ondo State.