- A PDP chieftain, Babandida Aliyu has revealed why the party is yet to zone vice-presidential slot to any region
- Aliyu, who was a former Niger state governor said the presidential candidate has the sole right to pick his running mate
- He said the party chairmanship had been zone to south-west
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is yet to zone the vice-presidency to any region of the country, a chieftain of the party and past governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has said
This Day reports that Aliyu said it was not the responsibility of the party to pick a vice-presidential candidate but that of the presidential candidate.
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Legit.ng gathered that while exchanging views with newsmen in Minna on Saturday September 2, Aliyu said what is required is for the presidential candidate to pick his running mate and present such a candidate to the party for endorsement.
However he said the party hierarchy had zoned the chairmanship of the party to the South-west and the presidency to the north.
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He explained that the caucus of the party had said the zoning not withstanding “any member of our party who feels strongly that he should contest for the positions is free to do so”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that report emerged that the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) may not welcome presidential aspirants crossing from rival parties in the 2019 elections.
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