The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has decided to surrender the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives to the South-West region, if it wins the 2019 Presidential election.
The party had earlier ceded the position of Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, to the same region.
These were part of a political strategy being planned by the party to enable voters from the region vote for its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Peter Obi.
The current Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who is also running with President Muhammadu Buhari, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, hails from Ogun State, in the South-West.
It was gathered that the Leadership of the PDP and Atiku, had disclosed this at their meeting in Dubai, where the Presidential Candidate is currently holidaying.
Authoritative sources close to the party and its Presidential Candidate, disclosed that the party had mapped out strategies that would enable it beat the ruling APC in the zone, in 2019.
A source, who was privy to the arrangement said: “You know that the South-West has the Vice President, in the person of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, now. But apart from that position and some Ministers, nothing tangible has come to the region, in term of infrastructure.
“The position of Vice President is almost ceremonial. The South-West will get the position of the SGF as announced by Otunba Gbenga Daniel.
“But apart from this, the zone will also get the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives. We know that we will make it in the zone. This is because all the States in the country have suffered from the present Federal Government.”
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