An array of People Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains converged in Lagos on Saturday for a meeting that lasted till the early hours of Sunday morning.
Present at the meeting were some serving and past governors of the party, past and present elected lawmakers and several other chieftains. Conspicuously absent however, was the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.
NigerianCurrent gathered that the top agenda at the meeting was the convention of the party being proposed for February.
It was gathered that sharp disagreement broke out during the meeting in relation to the zoning of party national posts.
Governors Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state and Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo said were said to be heading a camp rooting for the zoning of the PDP Chairmanship post to the South West. The camp it was learnt had based their proposition on the argument that the South West had never produced the chairman of the party and the assumption that the Presidential Candidate of PDP will come from the North and Vice President from either South South or South East.
However, the Fayose/Mimiko bloc met stiff resistance from other zones who also were jostling for the PDP Chairmanship seat.
A source told NigerianCurrent that the Governor of Cross River State, Professor Ben Ayade eventually walked out of the meeting.
There was no official statement from the PDP when the meeting finally adjourned Sunday morning. The PDP chieftains are expected to reconvene Sunday afternoon.