Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-South region have resolved to ensure that the six states in the zone continues to remain under the control of the party after the 2019 general election.
Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, made this known to journalists at the weekend after South-South PDP zonal meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
He announced that the meeting resolved to constitute a special South-South PDP Presidential Campaign Council.
Wike said: “We have resolved to set up a presidential campaign council in South-South and then take a date for the zonal presidential campaign rally. South-South is the stronghold of the PDP and we want to retain that.
“All the states in the zone must continue to remain under the PDP.
“We have set up modalities for the success of our party in the governorship, National Assembly and state Assembly elections in 2019.”
The meeting attracted governors, state PDP chairmen, National Assembly members, Speakers of Houses of Assembly and former federal lawmakers from the zone.