A pressure group in the Peoples Democratic Party, Restart PDP Project, has said the party would be setting a dangerous precedent if it did not elect a chairman from the North-East to replace the acting chairman.
It maintained that the party’s next chairman must come from the North East, the same zone where the ex-chairman hailed from.
Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State had on Sunday said the next PDP chairman should come from the South-West, noting that installing a new chairman from the North-East for the party at this time was a waste of time.
But the leader of the Restart PDP Project, Emmanuel Nwosu, in an interview on Thursday in Abuja insisted that the next party chairman should come from the North-East in line with the PDP constitution.
He said, “Our position is that the next party chairman must come from the North East. There is nothing other than that because that is the position of our party constitution.
“If it doesn’t happen, then there is a big danger for the party because we are the party now in opposition and Nigerians are watching to see what kind of party we are.
“Remember that most of our party members have condemned the impunity that reigned supreme in the past. Many people are sad because of imposition of candidates and all that.” Nwosu also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure fairness in the current fight against corruption.
He said a situation where only members of the PDP in the last administration were targeted in the anti-graft war would not augur well for the country.
“It is quite clear that we have not seen any sign that members of the governing party are interrogated. Up till now, it is only the PDP members that are under the watch of the anti-graft agencies.
“We believe that for good governance, the current government should do the needful and make sure that its anti-corruption war is executed without fear or favour,” Nwosu stated.