The Chairman caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party Ahmed Makarfi, has said that Nnamdi Kanu’s action was what trigered the northern youths to react and also speak up so it shouldn’t be a blaming game .

He also disclosed that the presidential candidate of the party will come from the northern part of the country come 2019, saying, that the party has a zoning structure which makes the north next in line to rule Nigeria. 

He said,  “It does not stop any individual from other parts of the country, like Fayose, from indicating his interest. It is open but the decision of the party is zoning and I believe the contestants will respect that position. 

“I will be surprised if people will say that they are not aware of this zoning. Everybody is aware of zoning. That is why you will not see anybody from the North seeking to be the chairman of the party. “That is the decision of the convention and the Supreme Court has ruled that the decision of the convention is supreme. So, only a convention can reverse the zoning issue; that was not discussed at the last convention and I don’t see it being changed. There is no going back on zoning.”