National chairman of the party Uche Secondus stated this on Wednesday in Abuja while receiving the report of the party’s Post Election Review Committee led by the Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Secondus said that the decision was important based on the zoning principle of the party and following the recommendation of the committee.
The politician told reporters that the National Working Committee (NWC) would implement the recommendations of the committee’s report to the latter, without any fear, for the survival of the party.
Earlier, Ekweremadu, while submitting the committee’s report said one of their recommendations was that the party should strictly apply the zoning principle at all levels.
He said since the last President of PDP extraction came from the Southern part of Nigeria, it would be wise for the 2019 presidential candidate to emerge from the North.
Ekweremadu recommended that the Party should adopt the direct primary method as the sole means of electing its candidates for any election at all levels.
He proposed a nationwide bio-metric membership registration to align PDP records with modern technology.
The party’s Post-Election Review committee was inaugurated on May 5, in the wake of the party’s performance in the last general elections.
The committee was handed a nine-point terms of reference, the sum of which was to find out what went wrong and to chart a trajectory for the restoration of the fortunes of the party. Enditem