- The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is expected to release its resolution on zoning within hours
- As a result of this, many aspirants are said to be eagerly waiting the outcome of the resolution as it will determine their ambition
- Meanwhile, until then, some of the aspirants have vowed to continue in the consultation process they had already started
Within the next few hours, presidential aspirants on the platform of opposition Peoples Democratic Party will know their fates as the 37-member zoning committee of the party is expected to announce its resolution on the zoning arrangement for the 2023 presidency.
Daily Trust reports that the committee was set to jettison the zoning arrangement of the party to allow its presidential aspirants to battle for the ticket.
According to a source close to one of the aspirants, the outcome of the the committee is being awaited.
The source was quoted to have said:
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“We are waiting for the outcome of the committee, but that will not stop us from our consultations. It is a continuous process. No matter what the committee decides, we will see after that.
“But for now we are carrying on with our normal activities. We know the committee has the interest of the party at heart. They will do the right thing.”
Another source added that some of the are spirants aworking for the emergence of a consensus candidate:
“We cannot really say anything now until the committee comes out with its resolution. We don’t want to overreach ourselves; we are already working on the consensus arrangement. Anything the party comes out with we will take it from there.”
Prepare your handover notes: We are taking over in 2023, Nigerian governor tells APC
Meanwhile, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state, on Monday, April 4, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was working hard to rescue the country from the hardship being meted on Nigerians by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government.
Okowa stated this at a rally at Ughelli Township Stadium where a former member of PDP, Chief Jaro Egbo and his group were received back to the party from APC. In a statement sent to Legit.ng, the governor lauded youths in the state for ensuring that peace reigned across the land, saying that women and youths were so important in the politics of the state.
He also commended governorship and other aspirants for elective positions on the party's platform for their sense of responsibility in their consultations, adding that the PDP remained one big family.
2023: Participate in politics, advocate good governance, Okowa charges Nigerians
Recall that Governor Okowa on Tuesday, February 22, called on Nigerians, particularly Christians, to participate actively in the political process through voting at elections and in advocacy for good governance and credible leadership.
The governor made the call in a keynote address entitled "The Christian and Responsibility" which he delivered at the Standing Committee Meeting of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) held at All Saints Cathedral, Rumuokwurusi, Port-Harcourt, Rivers state.
He said that Christians must exercise their right to vote and elect leaders that would govern them, adding that it was doubtful if 50 per cent of eligible voters among Christians voted at elections.