- Godwin Obaseki has given his voice for a south-south presidency come 2023
- Obaseki said it is time for the region to get the presidential ticket in the PDP
- The Edo governor stated clearly that the south-south will not allow itself to be cheated this time
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Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state on Saturday, March 20, called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the south-south.
The Edo governor made this call in Benin, the state capital, at a reception ceremony to honour Chief Dan Orbih, PDP's new national chairman for the region, Daily Trust reports.
Obaseki said it will amount to equity and fairness if the south-south is allowed to produce Nigeria's next president.
Giving Orbir the task of making this happen, he said:
“Presidency must come back to South-South and you must go round the country to let them know that we can’t be cheated. We expect you to deliver the presidency to the zone.”
PM News reports that this view was also supported by the deputy governor of Edo, Philip Shaibu.
Meanwhile, the Edo state chapter of the PDP had advised the leadership of the party to zone its presidential ticket to the south-south zone.
The state chairman of the party, Tony Aziegbemi, gave the advice on Monday, March 15, during an address to journalists in Benin city.
The party chieftain said the south-south zone was short-changed when President Goodluck Jonathan was denied a second term.
''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."
“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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