PDP to retain zoning formula in Delta – Party chieftain
By Ajuwa Victor, Asaba
A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta state, has said that either the party retains the zoning formula, which has produced three successive governors in the persons of Chief James Onanefe Ibori, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa from the three senatorial districts or Delta central senatorial district would move to the opposition APC.
The PDP chieftain, who did not want his name in print reacted following the agitation from PDP members in Delta South who are campaigning vigorously for the governorship slot in the 2023 general elections. He said the agitations of the Ijaw people is an attempt to destroy the zoning arrangement, which, according to him, has been maintained over the years. He argued that the zoning formula should remain, hence, Delta central should produce the governor.
“Some of us no get time to waste on drama. It’s either PDP respect the zoning arrangements that we’ve sacrificed to sustain or we should forget retaining power in 2023.”
From his view, the party may as well forget retaining power if the zoning arrangement is not respected. He is tactically saying APC may take over the state.