Ahead of the Kaduna State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, congress scheduled to hold on Monday, (today), a group in the state, under the auspices of Concerned PDP Forum, has debunked speculations that the state chairmanship position zoned to southern Kaduna (Zone 3) has been pencilled for a particular local government area.
Alhaji Sirajo Musa Bomo, a stakeholder of the forum, who spoke to Journalists in Kaduna at the weekend, said the rumour of the purported zoning of the state chairmanship position to a particular local government was being peddled by selfish people who did not mean well for the party.
He stressed that such rumour should be disregarded in its entirety.
According to him, “We are now an opposition party and we must be careful not to take any action that will further divide us because this congress will be a testing ground to reunite members of the party.
“The position of the state Secretary is zoned to zone 2, the deputy chairman is zoned to Zone 1, while the state chairman is zoned to zone 3, but all the zoning is not to any particular local government area in those zones.
“We have had complaints about the zoning of the state Chairmanship to a particular local government area, which is not a good omen, and as stakeholders, we believe allowing delegates to choose their ‎leader regardless of the local government he comes from, as long as he is from the zone, will further help to strengthen the party.
“For us to wrestle power from the APC in 2019, we must put our house in order; all those who are eligible to contest and have indicated interest should go round the 23 local government areas and canvass ‎for support from delegates.”
However, that it was being rumoured that the chairmanship position had been zoned to Kachia local government area of zone 3, where its immediate past state party chairman and a former aviation minister hails from.
Meanwhile, there are about 10 candidates jostling for the chairmanship position from the zone 3, cutting across the entire local government areas from the zone.

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