Hayatu Emerges Zonal Vice Chairman One of the topmost contenders for the presidential ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has described the holding of the party’s North West zonal convention as crucial to his success at the party’s national convention to be held at the end of the month.
Recall that more than a year ago some people allegedly hired by a former PDP leader disrupted a similar event at the Trade Fair Complex in Kaduna.
However, the event, severally postponed thereafter, was held yesterday in the capital city after much political brinkmanship. About 1,047 delegates from Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, and the Katsina States chose Sen. Bello Hayatu Gwarzo from Kano state as the northwest Zonal Vice-Chairman by consensus. Equally, four indigenes of Sokoto State: Hon. Bashar Isah Jabo, Hon. Sani Tureta, Hon. Sadiq Sanyinna and Hajiya Fatima Inno Attahiru clinched the positions of Zonal Youth Leader, Auditor, National Ex-Officio, and Zonal Ex-Officio respectively; while the position of Vice Chairman was keenly contested by two aspirants.
Accordingly, all seventeen zonal positions have now been filled, including seven ex-officio and members of the ten zonal executive committees.
According to Tambuwal, who was one of the key figures in the dissolution of parliament last year, Monday’s meeting was crucial to achieving his goal.
“I believe this is a way of sending political messages to party supporters that we will be there at the national convention by the grace of God.” “You know that the North-West region plays a very important role in Nigerian politics and its political system,” he said.
Describing the Congress as a reunion of the party, Gov. Tambuwal noted that with the event, the people of North West and Nigeria are ready to bring the PDP back to power in 2023.
While voting at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium venue of the Monday event, the Governor expressed appreciation to the delegates from the seven states of the zone who converged to exercise their civic responsibility. In his remarks, former Vice President, Arch. Namadi Sambo thanked the delegates for their efforts in peacefully electing their officers. He described the party as strong and expressed optimism that it will become victorious in the 2023 general elections.