The South-West Zone of the People’s Democratic Party has urged the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to give more key positions to the zone, if he emerges as president.

The South-West Vice-Chairman of the party, Dr. Eddy Olefeso, made the demand in Lagos on Friday night, at a meeting of key members across the six states in the zone.

The meeting, which lasted hours, had in attendance a former Deputy National Chairman of the party, Olabode George; the current Deputy National Chairman (South), Yemi Akinwonmi; and a former National Vice Chairman of the party, Tajudeen Oladipo.

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Olafeso said though the promise of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation slot by Atiku was a good development, the zone deserved more key political and government positions.

The Vice-Chairman said that the zone had been schemed out in the power arrangement of the party for the past few years.

Olafeso said for Atiku to give the zone a sense of belonging and compensate “for the years of abandonment”, he should zone key positions  like the Chief of Staff to the President and Àttorney-General of the Federation to the South-West in addition to the SGF.

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