The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday announced that it had zoned the Akwa Ibom governorship slot to Eket senatorial district.
“After a review of the decision of the enlarged state executive committee of Akwa-Ibom state, the National Working Committee (NWC), has accepted and fully endorsed the decision to zone the Akwa-Ibom state governorship position to Eket senatorial zone,” Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the party, said.
“Accordingly, the NWC expects that only aspirants from Eket senatorial zone will present themselves for the governorship primary election in the state.”
PDP promised to make the gubernatorial primary election free and fair for all aspirants.
“In the spirit of internal democracy, the NWC promises that there will be free, fair and transparent congresses. Aspirants from Eket senatorial zone are therefore encouraged to fully participate in the process,” Metuh added.
Godswill Akpabio, the governor of Akwa Ibom state, has been a proponent of zoning the party’s governorship slot to Eket senatorial zone, saying it is only in the interest of fairness and justice to the Eket people, who have never produced a governor.