North or South? PDP Takes Crucial Decision on Zoning of Presidential Ticket

North or South? PDP Takes Crucial Decision on Zoning of Presidential Ticket

  • Nigeria's lead opposition party, PDP, has shifted its decision on which region its 2023 presidential will be zoned to
  • According to the party's NEC, the decision on zoning will be taken after some crucial issues are resolved
  • Ahead of its forthcoming national convention, the opposition party said it has constituted new committees

FCT, Abuja - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will only decide where to zone its 2023 presidential ticket and the National Working Committee (NWC) offices after some issues are considered and resolved.

Premium Times reported that the opposition party said this after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, September 9, in Abuja.

North or South? PDP Shifts Decision on Zoning of Presidential Ticket
The PDP says it cannot decide where to zone its 2023 presidential ticket until some issues are resolved. Photo credit: Ike Ekweremadu
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The meeting was presided over by its acting national chairman, Yemi Akinwonmi.

Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokesman of the PDP, said the NEC also approved the composition of the National Convention Organising Committee and a Zoning Committee.

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He said NEC can only decide its zoning formula after the committee sends its report to the organ for deliberation.

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Earlier, reported that PDP governors said they were now working together for the opposition party to present a unified force in the 2023 general elections.

The chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, disclosed this on Wednesday night, September 8, after the forum's meeting.

Tambuwal said the closed-door meeting on the party’s national convention, which started around 3pm and lasted about seven hours was very fruitful.

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For the PDP, there are claims that notable names will spring up again as in the last poll in 2019.

Some of these bigwigs who are expected to battle for the PDP's presidential ticket are Bukola Saraki, Atiku Abubakar, and Aminu Tambuwal, although they are yet to personally indicate interest in the race.

2023: Southeast can’t win if it gets presidential ticket, PDP chieftain Dokpesi declares

Meanwhile, a chieftain of the PDP, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, had said that his party has a good chance of sacking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2023.

He said the PDP would win the next general election if it fields a candidate from the northern part of the country in 2023. gathered that Dokpesi, in an interview with Daily Independent, said PDP members who were canvassing zoning of the presidential ticket to the south were only doing so because they want to copy the APC.


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