Former Governor Kwankwaso Reveals Why PDP Cannot Zone Presidency to South

Former Governor Kwankwaso Reveals Why PDP Cannot Zone Presidency to South

  • A former Kano state governor has condemned the call from many quarters for the PDP's presidential ticket to be zoned
  • Rabiu Kwankwaso said the party's presidential ticket should be based on competence and not region or ethnicity
  • He urged members of the PDP to work together to ensure that the most competent aspirant gets the presidential ticket for the 2023 election

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state has said that it would not be right for the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone its presidential ticket to the south.

Speaking on Channels Television on Sunday, January 9, Kwankwaso raised a number of political concerns over the much expected 2023 general election.

Rabiu Kwankwaso
Senator Kwankwaso has expressed his displeasure on the call for the presidential ticket to be zoned to the south Photo: Kwankwasiyya Nigeria
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Kwankwaso said the insistence that the presidential ticket for the PDP must come from the southern region is condemnable.

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The former governor said the party leadership should rather insist on having the best candidate for the presidential election rather than zoning.

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He urged Nigerians to focus on candidates capability rather than religion, ethnicity or sentiments while making these decisions.

Kwankwaso said:

“You see many people are mixing what ordinarily shouldn’t come together at all. We have PDP, we have APC, we have APGA and we have many other parties today in this country."

Kwankwaso said the issue of where a party get its presidency or vice presidency is a matter of strategy through stakeholders' consultations.

He said:

“If you look at it from 1999, to date, or even after 2023, we have 16 years for PDP, eight years for APC."
"Now, in the 16 years of PDP, we had a situation where the presidency has been in the south for 14 years and only in the north for two years during the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua of blessed memory."

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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.

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The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige said the idea of a rotational presidency is contained in the Nigerian constitution.

The minister said that the south should produce Nigeria's next leader.

Ngige went on to state that political parties that field northern candidates ahead of the 2023 elections will be disappointed.


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