The Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West has said it will not call for the adoption of any candidate for the partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Board of Trustees chairmanship position.
It had earlier proposed the zoning of the position to the area.
The zonal Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kayode Babade, in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday, said the clarification became necessary to clear misconceptions on the decision reached at the partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s joint meeting of the BOT from the South-West and the Zonal Working Committee that held last Wednesday.
The statement read, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our appeal is simple, we are urging the national leadership of our great party to honour our zone with position of the BOT chairman.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“That is clearly different from saying we have adopted a particular candidate from the South-West and that we have thrown our weight behind the candidate.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We, however, still maintain that the South-West would be highly honoured if it is considered in filling the vacant exalted office of the BOT chairman of our great party, the PDP.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The ZWC at a meeting on Wednesday urged the leadership of the party to elect the chairman of the BOT through consensus in the interest of peace, harmony and cohesion.