The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor may have ceded the right to produce the next national chairman of the party to former governors as they ratified the zoning of offices in the National Working Committee (NWC).
Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the governor invited other party stakeholders to their session to seek their input in the zoning arrangement for the new NWC that would be elected at the October national convention.
Agreement was reached on the slots to be given to former governors and ministers to field candidates.
Sources informed that following the agreement, the former governors may now produce the next national chairman of the party to replace Prince Uche Secondus apart from a few other offices now allocated to them.
But it was not clear whether the meeting agreed on the part of the country from which the new party boss would emerge.
The former governors and ministers were requested to agree among themselves on how to share the positions.
The former political officeholders thereafter left the meeting after about five hours of deliberations while the governors continued to discuss other matters. Among the former governors that attended the meeting were Ahmed Makarfi, Sule Lamido, Emeka Ihedioha, Babangida Aliyu, and Ibrahim Idris.