- Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, said the party’s presidential ticket is open to all zones in 2023
- The PDP chairman added the party’s constitution allows anyone to contest regardless of the zone they are from
- Secondus noted that anyone who feels they are qualified is welcome to contest for the ticket
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman Prince Uche Secondus has opened up about how the party is gearing up for the next presidential election which would be held in 2023.
Speaking to Vanguard in a recent interview, the PDP chairman revealed that the party’s presidential ticket is open to all zones. He explained that though they are more concerned about rebuilding the opposition party, when the time comes, a presidential candidate will be presented.
He revealed that the party’s constitution allows anyone whether from then North, South, East or West to contest for the presidential ticket. Secondus went on to say that even when the ticket was zoned in the past nobody was stopped from contesting.
The PDP chairman also said whoever feels they are qualified and has the desire to run for office of president is more than welcome to contest.
Meanwhile, Secondus debunked the news making rounds that Nigeria’s main opposition party plans to change its name. He said that will never happen as it is not part of their agenda.
However, the national chairman mentioned that the party is open to a merger.
He noted that a merger would be possible when the time comes for people to pull their resources together, but the party’s main focus is to be strong and ready for the next election.
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It would be recalled that Legit.ng previously reported that ex-deputy national chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George said he would soon make his official position known on whether he will contest the presidential election in 2023 or not.
The elder statesman made the statement on Wednesday, January 29, in Lagos. The politician said that the focus of everyone now is to hold the current government accountable to deliver on its mandate, adding that 2023 is still far away.
In another report, former vice president Atiku Abubakar revealed what his party should focus on ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The former PDP presidential candidate in a tweet via his official Twitter handle, @Atiku, on Saturday, January 4, said the PDP should not focus on the 2023 elections at the moment. Instead, the focus should be on rebuilding and strengthening the party for the challenges ahead.
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