A contestant for the position of national chairmanship of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George, has said the party has gone through a tsunami, but noted that the South-South zone had remained resolute and firm.
He recalled how his team worked to reposition the party in the South-West when he occupied the position of the National Vice Chairman of the region, adding that the party had always been micro-zoned because of the need to give every section of the country a sense of belonging.
Chief George spoke in Port Harcourt when he was received at PDP’s zonal secretariat by the party’s Zonal Chairman, South-South, Mr. Emmanuel Ogidi.
George, whose discipline is conflict resolution, exhorted the zonal officers to eschew sentiments and emotion and elect the most experienced and tested skipper to take the party back to safe harbour.
Chief George praised the PDP founding fathers for their originality and wisdom as established in the zonal balancing, noting that his 10 years service at the National Secretariat has adequately prepared him for the job of the National Chairman.
In his remarks, George’s host, Ogidi, stressed the need for Chief George to be the next National Chairman of the party.
According to him, Bode George has been a friend of the South-South zone, especially when things were tough for the zone.