The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has adopted no zoning policy in selecting the party’s governorship candidate in 2020.
The opposition party also noted that the position of the state chairman would not be zoned as well.
Lucky Igbinedion, a former governor of the state revealed this development while speaking with newsmen after the state chapter of the party met with the national leadership of the party.
He noted that the decision had to be made to allow the party selected the best candidates for the two positions.
Igbinedion further stated that the adoption of no-zoning option is one of the measures to present a united party ahead of the 2020 governorship election in the state.
The former governor of Edo State, however, did not give details of the new arrangement.
The party’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan while speaking on the development said, “they (Edo PDP) came to raise issues about the tenureship of their executive and the party said they would look into the details to know whether the tenure has elapsed or to know when the tenure will elapse.”
“They were not complaining that the tenure had ended. They just wanted to know when the tenure will end and how soon they will have a congress because they want to go to the next election as a united party.”
He stated that the party wants to win in the 2020 governorship election, hence the need for unity amidst members.