By Dirisu Yakubu
Ahead of May 28 Presidential convention of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP; a 37-member zoning committee set up at the end of its 95th National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting will be inaugurated Thursday.
The committee is expected to recommend to the party whether zoning would help it return to power at the centre in 2023 or not.
Appointed to serve in the committee are Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, his Enugu State counterpart, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku, former Adamawa state governor, Boni Haruna and chairman PDP disciplinary committee, Chief Tom Ikimi (Edo state).
Others are Mao Ohuabunwa (Abia), Emmanuel Ibokessien (Akwa Ibom), Prof. A. B. C. Nwosu (Anambra), Abdul Ahmed Ningi (Bauchi) and Boyelayefa Debekeme who represents Bayelsa state.
Others include Sanusi Daggash (Borno), Liyel Imoke (Cross River), Ndudi Elumelu (Delta),
Franklin Nchita Ogbuewu (Ebonyi), Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti), Mohammed Abdulrahman (FCT), Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Chief Fidelis Izuchukwu (Imo) and Sule Lamido (Jigawa).
Also in the committee are Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna), Aminu Wali (Kano), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Tanimu Turaki (Kebbi), Ibrahim Idris (Kogi), Abubakar Baraje (Kwara), Olabode George (Lagos), Mike Abdul (Nasarawa) Jerry Gana (Niger) and Daisi Akintan of Ogun state.
The committee also has Omotayo Dairo (Ondo), Adewale Oladipo (Osun), Hosea Agboola (Oyo), David Jang ) Plateau) Austin Opara (Rivers), Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), Adamu Maina Waziri (Yobe) and Mahadi Gusau (Zamfara).
A chairman and secretary is expected to be named for the committee at the event.