Zoning: Influential PDP Senators Fight Dirty Over 2023 Enugu Governorship Ticket

Zoning: Influential PDP Senators Fight Dirty Over 2023 Enugu Governorship Ticket

  • Ahead of the state's governorship election, Enugu PDP chieftains are not on good terms over the zoning of the party's ticket
  • This development has led to differences amongst party members who are major stakeholders of the PDP in the state
  • The leaders, Chimaroke Nnamani and Ike Ekweremadu are requesting for the ticket to be zoned to either the east or the west, a development that has fuelled internal crisis in the party

The leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state are at loggerheads over the zoning of the state’s 2023 governorship ticket.

The zoning debate has pitted the senator representing Enugu East, Chimaroke Nnamani, against a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who represents Enugu West in the Senate.

Nnamani is said to have rallied key PDP leaders in the state to back the zoning of the ticket to Enugu East, a move Ekweremadu described as a gang up against Enugu West, The Nation reports.

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Zoning: Influential PDP Senators Fight Dirty Over 2023 Enugu Governorship Ticket
the feud amongst the leaders has led to major differences among members of the party in the state. Photo credit: PM Express
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A former governor of old Anambra state, Chief Jim Nwobodo; former Enugu governor, Sullivan Chime; a former Senate President, Ken Nnamani; and a former PDP national chairman, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo are said to be backing Senator Nnamani.

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The pro-East zoning leaders are also said to have secured the buy-in of the incumbent governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on the project.

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In another 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.

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Earlier, Senator Okorocha had declared his interest to run for the presidency in 2023 on the platform of the APC.

On Wednesday, January 26, Okorocha made this known in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan which was read at plenary.

The former governor of Imo state said he is the best person to take Nigeria to the next level.

Source: Legit.ng

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