The immediate-past National Secretary of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ben Obi, has disclosed that the party has already zoned the vice presidential slot in 2019 to the South-East geopolitical zone.
He spoke in response to the tussle between the South East and South West geopolitical zones of the country over which zone should produce the running mate to presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Obi said that the zoning of the vice presidential slot to the South East was one of the cardinal recommendations of the Sen. Ike Ekweremadu-led committee which was set up to examine why the party lost the 2015 presidential elections and make recommendations on the way forward.
“After the 2015 election, the party set up the Ekweremadu Committee. The Committee recommended that the party should zone the presidency to the North and the vice presidency to the South-East. The National Working Committee, NWC endorsed the recommendations of the committee,” Obi was quoted by Vanguard as saying.