As the Peoples Democratic Party national convention inches closer, some South-West leaders led by Olabode George have kicked against the move to zone the office of the national chairman to the north.
Former ministers and former senators in the region, at a forum held yesterday in lagos, argued that the chairmanship of the party should go to the south since the presidency is zoned to the north.
After the revelation from Dr. doyin Okupe, Olabode George advised that the forum should adopt a plan B.
In a communiqué issued at the end of an extraordinary summit of the South-west leaders held in Lagos on Thursday, which was signed by Bode George, the members resolved that they would reject every attempt to zone the chairman to the north.
They insisted that the Yoruba people had played a very significant role in the advancement and growth of the party and nation and that the PDP founding principle was based on equity and balance, hence the feeling that the people are being elbowed out of the leadership of the party.
The communique read in part, “That the Yoruba people are being treated with contempt and irrelevance. Yoruba people will no longer tolerate nor accept the role of subservient player in the PDP,."