- Olisa Metuh has expressed his thoughts about zoning the positions of the Peoples Democratic Party ahead of 2023
- The former PDP spokesman says party members should be allowed to contest without the moral burden of zoning
- According to him, this is the only way for equity, fairness, a good conscience, and natural justice to reign
The former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Olisa Metuh says party members should be allowed to contest without the moral burden of zoning.
Metuh made this known in an open letter to the 2023 Presidential election zoning committee shared on his Facebook page on Monday, March 28, adding that zoning can be done immediately after the elections.
He stressed that it is the only way for equity, fairness, a good conscience, and natural justice to reign.
The former party spokesman noted that what is desirable may not be achievable and therefore there is a need for the PDP to tread carefully and be sensitive on how to tackle the north where the All Progressives Congress (APC) controls 14 states.
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According to him, PDP at this time needs an electoral committee to prepare the party for the strategy and tactics of election management and not the distraction of zoning just to satisfy personal ambitions.
He went on to add that nothing should take the PDP back to the “period of the arrogance of power especially as we are in opposition.”
2023: PDP chairman finally addresses issue of zoning party's presidential ticket
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, on Thursday, March 24, affirmed that the opposition party will not abandon its tradition of zoning political officers ahead of the 2023 general election.
Speaking while inaugurating the 37-person zoning committee of the party at its national secretariat in Abuja, Ayu said whoever does not get the party's presidency can wait until the end of the tenure of the next president.
Ayu while speaking to the delegates noted that the PDP has a history of rotating its offices.
2023: Tambuwal speaks on PDP southern presidential zoning
Meanwhile, Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal has given his opinion on the south-south presidential zoning of the PDP.
It was reported that the former speaker of the House of Representatives disclosed that he was not against the agenda of a southern candidate for the top seat in Aso Rock.
He made this disclosure in Minna on Wednesday, March 23 at the residence of the former head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd.).