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How PDP Governors May Divide When They Meet Next Week Over Zoning Idea

Barring any form of changes to the arrangement, the governors elected on the platform of the PDP would meet next week to deliberate on the issue of zoning of the 2023 presidency. But the governors would be divided based on their personal and regional interest and they may not be able to agree on the subject.

The issue of zoning formula has caused lots of debates from different angles. While some politicians argue that it should be recognised so as to avoid dominance of a region, some politicians including Senator Abdullahi Adamu, argued that it is not constitutional. The PDP governors would meet over the matter next week.

The southern governors met in the commercial center of the country (Lagos) some months ago and they were unanimous in their demand that the next leader of the country needs to come from south. The PDP governors in the region were involved in the decision made at the end of the Lagos meeting.

The southern governors will be led by Nyesom Wike to the meeting scheduled for next week. And he would want to resonate the agreement reached that the next president of the country would be zoned to the southern part of the country. Wike is a strong politician who won't settle for less and he knows that the decision of the southern governors is sacrosanct.

Whereas the northern governors will not want to agree to whatever argument to be presented by the southern colleagues on the ground that the national chairman of the party has been zoned to the southwest region. The main argument of the northern governors will be since southwest has taken the national chairman, it should be the turn of north to produce presidential candidate.

Apart from that, the northern governors would not want to disappoint the Northern Elders Forum. The popular and highly influential elite group has said that north has rights to contest for 2023 presidency and that the region can't be intimidated. The northern PDP governors would want to align themselves with the struggle of the northern leaders.

Apart from that, some PDP governors in the north are seen as potential contenders for the PDP ticket. Mr. Bala Mohammed, Bauchi State governor, is eyeing the office of the president. Likewise Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, who struggled for the ticket in 2018 will still want to try his luck this time.

So, while it is true that the PDP governors want to out things in place for the general elections, the governors may not agree on the zoning matter and they may be divided along the personal and regional lines or interests.

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