Zoning: Edo PDP Crisis Takes New Turn as Obaseki Receives 2 PDP Governors, Saraki, Others

Zoning: Edo PDP Crisis Takes New Turn as Obaseki Receives 2 PDP Governors, Saraki, Others

  • The debate on zoning is still ongoing in the polity even as members of major political parties in Nigeria remain divided on their position regarding the matter
  • Edo PDP crisis seems to be a thing of the past as the state governor, Godwin Obaseki has decided to meet with some PDP governors and presidential aspirant, Bukola Saraki as well others
  • Meanwhile, the stakeholders would decide where the PDP would zone its presidential ticket for the 2023 general election and deliberate on important issues in the party

On Monday, April 4, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state, received some presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to discuss the party’s zoning formula ahead of the 2023 general elections.

They include Governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and foremost economist, Alhaji Mohammed Hayatudeen, among others.

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Receiving the visitors at the Government House in Benin City, Obaseki said the country was in dire need of a leader with the capacity to unite and rebuild the nation, Vanguard reports.

Zoning, Edo PDP, Godwin Obaseki, Two PDP governors, Bukola Saraki, Benin
Obaseki receives 2 PDP governors, Saraki and others in Benin to discuss zoning ahead of 2023. Photo credit: Governor Godwin Obaseki
Source: Facebook

According to him:

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“Over 40 years ago, we had a big cake to share but not today. That cake has disappeared. Whoever aspires to be president of this country must be somebody who Nigerians are ready to give ingredients to start to rebuild a bigger cake for us all."

The governor took to his official Facebook page to share photos, accompanied by a video of the visit by the governors.

Ahead of 2023

He added that the main opposition party is working to ensure the country is rescued come 2023 hence they need the total support of Nigerians.

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Why we visited - Saraki explains

Earlier, Saraki, who spoke on behalf of others, said the visit was to canvas for the option to adopt a consensus candidate ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He said:

“We need your support in this process. What Nigerians need now is a president that has a team to work with. The problems are huge and we all have the qualities to lead this country.”

Governor Obaseki sacks vice-chancellor, appoints replacement

In another development, Professor Benson Osadolor has been sacked as the Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.

Governor Obaseki who gave the approval appointed Professor Sunny Adagbonyi as acting vice-chancellor.

This was made known in a statement signed by Osarodion Ogie, the secretary to the Edo state government and shared on Obaseki's Facebook page. Obaseki, however, did not give any reason for sacking Osadolor.

Made in Abia: PDP governors rock matching local fabric for meeting, photos, video emerge

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The governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were spotted in a #MadeInAbia ensemble for their regular meeting in the southeast.

Legit.ng gathered that the state leaders wore matching outfits featuring the indigenous Akwete fabric, a special woven material by Igbo women in Akwete area near Aba in Abia state.

Akwete cloth comes in patterns of red and black designs, interwoven in geometric patterns on a white background which is favoured mostly by Igbo men.

Source: Legit.ng

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