2023: PDP Chieftain Insists on Northern Presidential Candidate Instead of South

2023: PDP Chieftain Insists on Northern Presidential Candidate Instead of South

  • Ahead of 2023, Raymond Dokpesi is rooting for a northern presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party
  • According to the PDP cheftain, the southern region had ruled for 14 years while the north had only two years up till today
  • Dokpesi in a recent interview explained his reasons for agitating for fairness regarding the opposition's presidential ticket

The former chairman of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi has drummed support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket to be zoned to the northern region.

Dokpesi, a member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) BoT is canvassing for a northern presidential candidate despite calls by southerners to produce the next president.

Raymond Dokpesi
Chief Raymond Dokpesi is rooting for a northern presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Photo credit: @officialpdpnig
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In an interview with The Guardian, Dokpesi revealed there is a constitution of the PDP, which states very clearly that there shall be rotation and zoning of both party offices and political offices.

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The PDP chieftain who is also a southerner went on to note that he is agitating for fairness and justice.

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He recalled how the opposition party's presidential ticket went through its rotation, saying 14 years of the 16 PDP was in power the south ruled.

He said:

"So, by 2015, the PDP had been 16years in power, 14 years of the South and two years of north and that is the situation up till today. You say you believe in justice, fairness and equity, the North has done two years and the South has done 14 years. Is that balanced?"

Dokpesi called on members of the opposition to remain as one by choosing a candidate from the north.

PDP: Southern leaders at war over zoning, presidential ticket ahead of 2023

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that there is crisis brewing within the opposition following the decision of the leadership of the party to zone the national chairman position to northern Nigeria.

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The decision to zone the office was made without clarifying whether the 2023 presidential ticket of the party would be zoned to the south or be thrown open.

leaders and chieftains of the PDP in the southern zones are now at loggerheads over the developments.

2023: Atiku insists north should retain PDP presidential ticket

Meanwhile, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has canvassed the retention of the zoning of the PDP presidential ticket in northern Nigeria.

Atiku made his position known at the opening session of the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

Buttressing his point, the former vice president recalled how he shunned pressure from the then PDP governors to contest for the 2023 presidential ticket of the party, to frustrate the re-election bid of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Source: Legit.ng

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