Consensus PDP Presidential Candidate Likely in 2023, PDP Chairman Reveals

Consensus PDP Presidential Candidate Likely in 2023, PDP Chairman Reveals

  • Dr Iyorchia Ayu, the new PDP national chairman, has disclosed that it is possible that the party might choose a presidential candidate through consensus
  • Ayu on Sunday, December 12, revealed that most of his executives were also chosen through the consensus option
  • According to the former senate president, there would be a fair level ground for everyone ahead of the 2023 election

Benue state- Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), revealed the likelihood of the party choosing its 2023 presidential candidate by consensus.

Ayu made this disclosure through a statement on Sunday, December 12, during an interdenominational thanksgiving service organised in his honour by the Benue state chapter of the PDP.

The Nation reports that Ayu spoke against the backdrop of his election as the party’s consensus candidate in the October 31 national convention.

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Consensus PDP presidential candidate likely in 2023, AYU discloses
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, decorating the National Chairman, Senator Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, at the hometown Makodi, Benue state. Photo credit: Northern PDP Social Media
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Most members of his newly inaugurated executive committee were also chosen through consensus.

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He said:

“If the PDP could come together to agree on a particular individual for chairman, it means it was capable too of coming together to produce one single candidate to challenge the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential election."

But in a statement yesterday, Monday, December 13, he noted that should the party fail in adopting the consensus option for its presidential candidate, all aspirants for the PDP ticket would be treated fairly.

Ayu said:

“Every aspirant that will come forward for the presidential election will be treated fairly, with equity and with fairness. There will be a level-playing field for everybody."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Dr Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday, December 10, demanded that the All Progressive Congress (APC) begins to prepare its handover notes.

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It was reported that the former Senate president made the remark in his inaugural speech at the Abuja International Conference Centre.

Ayu was inaugurated along with other newly elected members of the main opposition party’s National Working Committee (NWC).

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In a related report, there are reasons to believe that the emergence of Ayu as the new national chairman of the PDP following its convention will birth some possibilities that might favour the opposition ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The APC should be on its toes thinking of how to possibly restrategise so as to come up with mechanisms that will march whatever Ayu has to bring to the table for the PDP. in this writeup outlines some game-changing factors that are attached to Ayu's new role that should worry the APC, especially as the next presidential election is not very far away.


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