The Call for zoning of the National Chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the southwest again resurfaced at an enlarged stakeholders and leaders’ forum in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
In a nine-point communique read by a former Minister of Sports, Professor Taoheed Adedoja, leaders of the PDP from all the southwest states in Nigeria resolved to support the ongoing reconciliation move by the national leadership of the party.
They, however, noted that all interests must be considered and harmonised.
In various submissions, the leaders admitted that the PDP was fractured and needed to be mended by genuine interests from all stakeholders.
They listed the priorities on their agenda to include strategies to retain power in Ondo State and the move to get back their mandate in Edo State.
The PDP faithful commended the spirit of sportsmanship exhibited by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi and Senator Ali Modu Sheriff factions as reconciliation moves intensify.
They mandated all states and zones across Nigeria to put heads together and constitute a new peace committee to address grievances militating against unity in the PDP.
A PDP chieftain, Mr Shuaibu Oyedokun, chaired the forum which held on Monday with the theme: “Working Together To Regenerate Our Party In Line With the Spirit of the Founding Facilitators”.