North or South? Apprehension Grips PDP Over Zoning of 2023 Presidential Ticket

North or South? Apprehension Grips PDP Over Zoning of 2023 Presidential Ticket

  • The zoning of PDP's 2023 presidential ticket is causing a bit of anxiety among members of the party
  • This is coming as organs of the opposition began a series of meetings with the arrival of key leaders and governors in Abuja
  • Party members are already divided on which zone should get its presidential ticket for the 2023 election

Abuja - The zoning of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 presidential ticket has created anxiety among members.

The Nation reports that this is coming as organs of the opposition party began a series of meetings on Monday night, March 14.

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PDP is still having discussions on the zoning of the 2023 presidential ticket. Photo credit: Official Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria
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Tension heightened among members as key party leaders and governors started arriving in Abuja.

This started with the meeting of the national caucus to harmonise its position on the agenda for the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting where decisions on zoning the presidential ticket will be taken.

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Party members divided over zoning

The question on most people's minds is which zone, north or south, would win the battle to get the party’s ticket.

Party sources speaking to the newspaper hinted at a division among members over zoning of the presidential ticket. This has cut across the various layers of the party’s critical organs.

While some insist on throwing the contest open to all interested aspirants, others are backing zoning.

ThisDay earlier reported that PDP said unequivocally that its presidential ticket was open to all the six geopolitical zones of the country.

The party made this known when it received a letter from a group, Northern Advocate for Good Governance (NAFGG).

The group had advocated for a presidential candidate of northern Nigeria origin in the 2023 presidential election.

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This development is coming as PDP postponed its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

The meeting slated for Tuesday, March 15, was moved to Wednesday, March 16, over the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2023 elections and the manifesto drafting committee.

PDP spokesperson, Debo Ologunagba made the announcement while briefing journalists at the end of the National Caucus meeting on Monday night, March 14.

PDP disowns viral primary election timetable

In a related development, PDP described as fake the 2023 primary election timetable currently circulating on social media.

The party’s spokesman in a statement on Sunday, March 13, in Abuja, said the purported list is the handiwork of mischievous elements seeking to create confusion and mislead the public.

Ologunagba went on to urge its members and the public to ignore the document making the rounds on social media.


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