2023: PDP Will Collapse if Party Zones Presidential Ticket to North, Says Ohanaeze Ndigbo

2023: PDP Will Collapse if Party Zones Presidential Ticket to North, Says Ohanaeze Ndigbo

  • The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has predicted a bleak future for the PDP if the party zones its 2023 presidential ticket to the north
  • According to the pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, the main opposition party will collapse like a pack of cards if it carries out the action
  • A prominent northern politician recently stated that the PDP had zoned its presidential ticket to the north, but the party denied the claim

Enugu - The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, declared on Sunday, January 9 that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will bury itself if it zoned the presidency to the north in the 2023 general election.

The national publicity secretary of Ohanaeze, Alex Ogbonnia, disclosed this in an interview with the Leadership newspaper.

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PDP chieftains have largely stayed away from the zoning topic ahead of the 2023 general elections. Photo credit: PDP media
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Ogbonnia said though he had not confirmed if the party had concluded its zoning arrangements, there was the need for the party to keep to its zoning principle.

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His words:

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“PDP will bury itself if it decides to zone the presidency to the north in 2023. PDP has a zoning principle and, historically, what has been causing problems for it is its inability to keep to its zoning principle.
“Former President Goodluck Jonathan faulted the zoning principle of the PDP and he paid heavily for it. Zoning the presidency to the north in 2023 will be the end of the PDP.”

2023: Sanusi makes case for competence, merit in presidential race

On his part, the President General of Jam’iyyatu Ansariddeen (Attijaniyya), Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi, has advised eligible voters in Nigeria to register, get their voters’ card and vote the best and competent candidates in all positions in subsequent elections.

Premium Times newspaper reports that Sanusi made the call on Saturday, January 8 in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, urging the group to vote for the best person that is most competent in every position irrespective of a political party or religious affiliations.

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2023: Osinbajo is best for Nigeria, says General Babangida

Meanwhile, former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, has said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has a great passion for Nigeria, describing him as one who can communicate with citizens and inspire people, among other qualities.

The former Nigerian leader also stated that Professor Osinbajo is the best person to lead Nigeria in 2023.

He made the comment when a group, Osibanjo Grassroot Organisation visited him at his Hill Top residence in Minna.

2023: Northeast group canvasses support for Orji Uzor Kalu

In a related development, a group from the northeast region - Uzor Kalu Support Group (UKSUG) has urged the Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to run for the 2023 presidential election.

The group said Senator Kalu has wide contacts and acceptance across the country to run for the 2023 presidency.

The coordinator of UKSUG in the northeast, Mohammed Ajiji who said this in a statement seen by Legit.ng, added that the group believes that Senator Kalu has the professional and business acumen required to consolidate on the gains so far recorded by the Buhari administration.

Source: Legit.ng

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