The Nasarawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, has zoned elective and appointive positions across the three senatorial zones in the state ahead of the 2019 general elections.
PDP Chairman in the state, Francis Orugu, made this known on Saturday, July 28 in Lafia after a meeting with the relevant organs of the party.
Orugu said the party at the meeting reaffirmed the zoning of the governorship ticket to Nasarawa North.
The opposition party also approved the zoning of the following positions: deputy speaker Nasarawa North; deputy governor and majority leader Nasarawa West, and speaker and Secretary to the State Government, Nasarawa South.
News Agency of Nigeria quoted Orugu as saying that with the zoning of positions, PDP is set to win all elections in the state in 2019.
The Nasarawa PDP chairman added that the party only zoned the positions to the three senatorial zones and not to individuals from the areas.
“The zonal officials and other critical stakeholders of the party from the respective zones should do the micro-zoning on their own without interference from the state office of the party.
“If consensus cannot be reached at the end of the day, the party will conduct primaries for elective positions,” he added.