2023: Hope For Jonathan As Edo PDP Makes Case For South-South Presidency

2023: Hope For Jonathan As Edo PDP Makes Case For South-South Presidency

- The Edo state chapter of the PDP has made recommendations to the party's national leadership about the 2023 elections

- Tony Aziegbemi, a chieftain of the party, explained why he believes the south-south has been short-changed of the presidency

- The national leadership of the party has not yet decided on zoning its presidential ticket

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The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the leadership of the party to zone its presidential ticket to the south-south zone.

The Punch reported that the state chairman of the party, Tony Aziegbemi, gave the advice on Monday, March 15, during an address to journalists in Benin city.

2023: Hope For Jonathan As Edo PDP Makes Case For South-South Presidency
Goodluck Jonathan is the only former president from the south-south zone. Photo: Official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan
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The party chieftain said the south-south zone was short-changed when President Goodluck Jonathan was denied a second term.

He said:

''As 2023 approaches, I humbly submit that our party has eminent men and women from across the six zones of the country that can lead us to victory. Our zone, South-South, I believe was short-changed when President (Goodluck) Jonathan was stopped from getting a second term.

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“With that in mind, and with the quality of leaders from the zone, we demand that our party, PDP, must zone the Presidency to the South-South to at least right the wrong that was inflicted on the zone.''

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The Guardian reported that Aziegbemi said the PDP would do its best to sustain its leadership and ensure that it retained power in future elections.

Meanwhile, a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, could be barred from contesting for the presidency if a suit seeking to disqualify him succeeds in court.

However, the politician has asked the Abuja division of the Federal High Court to dismiss the suit which is seeking to stop him from contesting in future presidential elections.

Vanguard reported that the legal action challenging Atiku’s eligibility to contest for the presidency was filed by a group under the aegis of the Incorporated Trustees of Egalitarian Mission for Africa.

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In another news, Senator Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state, has declared that he would contest and win the 2023 presidential election.

Daily Trust reported that Okorocha, who represents Imo West at the red chamber, stated this on Thursday, March 11, in Abuja, when a group of youth under the umbrella of ‘Forward with Anayo Rochas Okorocha (FOWARO 2023)’ paid him a courtesy visit.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

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Kess Ewubare Kess Ewubare is a former senior political/current affairs editor at Legit.ng. He has a diploma in-law in addition to a BSc and a master’s degree in mass communication. Kess is a journalist with over 10 years of working experience in several fields of journalism ranging from radio presenting, television news reporting, newspaper reporter, feature and magazine writing as well as online and multi-media journalism.

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