- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been urged to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the southeast
- The call was made by the governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, at the governorment house on Monday, October 11
- Ikpeazu said it would only be fair for the party to ensure that the 2023 presidential candidate for the PDP emerges from the region
The Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, on Monday, October 11, said it is important for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone its presidential ticket for 2023 to the southeastern region of the country.
P.M News reports that the governor while speaking to journalists at the State House in Abia state said the southeast has not produced a president in Nigeria.
Marginalisation of the southeast region
He said the presidential ticket for 2023 should be handed to the southeast without much ado as the region has been marginalised for quites a long time.
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Fairness, equity and justice for the people of southeast
According to the governor, the handing of the 2023 PDP presidential ticket to the region should be done in the spirit of fairness and justice.
“Just as PDP zoned its chairmanship to the north, the presidential slot should go to the southeast."
“Our zoning options have been spelt out by the PDP and it says that the chairmanship of the party should go to the North in 2023."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the chairman of DAAR communications, Raymond Dokpesi, had declared his support of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
Dokpesi said he wishes the ruling party's national leader who had just returned from a medical trip in London wins the APC presidential ticket for the 2023 election.
According to Dokpesi, Tinubu has the first hand experinece and philantropic abilities to land him the job.
In other news, the PDP has pegged the party's sale of nomination form for the psotion of chairmanship at N5 million. The national secretary form was set at N3 million.
The decision of the party following a resolution of the National Executive Committees meeting which took place at the PDP secretariat in Abuja.
According to the party, those interested in contesting various positions in the National Working Committee should obtain their forms as soon as possible.