2023: Calm Down, This Is How We'll Choose Presidential Candidate, PDP Bigwigs To Members

2023: Calm Down, This Is How We'll Choose Presidential Candidate, PDP Bigwigs To Members

  • Former PDP governors in meeting on Tuesday, March 8, in Abuja said only the party will decide who will be the presidential candidate for the 2023 election
  • The former governors led by Dr. Babangida Aliyu also stated that the opposition party will give its final say on what zone will get the presidential ticket
  • Aliyu, therefore, asked party members to remain calm and ensure harmony and unity in their operation so that the PDP can emerge victorious in the coming general poll

Abuja - Nigerian former governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have called on party members to be calm over the method of choosing the flagbearer ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

During a meeting convened by the forum of former PDP governors held at the party's national secretariat in Abuja, the bigwigs made it clear that only the party can decide through its constitution who will be the presidential candidate, Leadership reports.

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PDP national secretariat
The party said only its leadership will decide who will emerge as the presidential candidate (Photo: Peoples Democratic Party)
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The chairman of the forum, Babangida Aliyu, said the party will decide how the presidential ticket will be zoned.

Aliyu, therefore, advised members to work in unity and harmony to ensure the PDP's victory in the 2023 general elections.

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In its communique after the meeting, the forum said:

“On the choice of presidential candidate for the party ahead of the party’s primary, the forum sued for calm and maturity amongst members so as not to give in to sentiments and primordial loyalties as the new leadership of the party was handling the matter headlong."

2023: PDP warned against fielding a northerner in presidential election

Earlier, PDP had been warned against fielding a presidential candidate from northern Nigeria in 2023 as this may lead to mass exodus within the major opposition party.

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A political advocacy group, Reset Nigeria, made the call in a statement issued on Monday, January 14, and sent to Legit.ng.

The group said the party risks mass exodus of members and extinction if it fails to field a presidential candidate from southern Nigeria in line with the idea of a rotational presidency between the north and the south.

Source: Legit.ng

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