Ahmed Makarfi has said that his committee had no power on micro-zoning of elective positions.
“As a committee, our powers are limited to the decisions taken at the party’s national convention in Port Harcourt.
“The convention agreed to zone the national chairmanship to the South while its ticket in the 2019 presidential election was zoned to the north. We cannot go beyond that and decide which part of the north or south should produce what,” he said on Tuesday.
“Some people think that I, as chairman of the caretaker committee, should assume the power that we don’t have.
“We have no power beyond the convention and the party’s constitution.
“I want to remind all of us that the only thing our convention did was to zone two positions. The caretaker committee cannot go beyond that.
“To assume that the chairman of the caretaker committee can come and exercise power that he doesn’t have, and start dishing out orders, that will be undemocratic. That will have no basis or foundation in our constitution.”
Makarfi urged the aspirants to be united and work together so as to avoid mistakes of the past, pointing out that it was only when the party succeeded that every member would smile.
He said that the meeting was focused at giving every aspirant the opportunity to state his vision and plans for the party if elected its national chairman.
“We decided that we should meet, discuss and hear from you, as we prepare for the convention,” he said.
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