The race for the 2023 presidential election is becoming tougher on a daily basis. Most Southern governors are agitating that their region should be allowed to produce the next president of the country but, their Northern counterparts are not in support of it.Photo credit: Daily Post
This particular move is against the north-south rotational arrangement for the position of the presidency.
Nonetheless, Irrespective of the position of the Northern or Southern governors, it is the decision taken by their various parties that will determine whether the south will be allowed to produce the next president of the country or not.
This article will take a look at the major reason why it will be easier for APC to zone the presidency to the South than PDP.
It is easier for APC because president Muhammadu Buhari would have spent 8 years by 2023, so it is morally responsible for them to honour the North-south rotational arrangement. Moreover, APC are in power and they have the structure in place to honour the arrangement. Photo Credit: Punch
One of their likely candidate, Bola Tinubu is a sellable candidate both in the North and South, so it won't be difficult for them to zone the presidency to the south. But in PDP, it is dicey because they are not in power. The major thing they are concerned about is how they will win the election. This is more paramount to them than honouring the North-south rotational arrangement.Photo credit: Google
Moreso, the only viable Presidential candidate they have at the moment is Atiku. This is because, Goodluck Jonathan who is from the South is yet to make his intentions known. Moreso, the claim that he might eventually decamp to APC is another reason why it is difficult for PDP to zone the presidency to the South.
Honouring the North-south rotational arrangement will not be easy for those in PDP. They would want to project a candidate who can deliver for them irrespective of the zone he comes from. If a more viable option arises from the South, it will be a different story. Till now, none of them have declared their ambitions.Photo Credit: Premium Times
The PDP National convention is coming up. After then, we will know where they stand. What do you have to say about this? Do you think PDP should honour the North-south rotational arrangement at all cost?
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