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2023: Why PDP NEC May Ignore Zoning, Follow Atiku's Advice On Emergence Of Next President

The National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, laid to rest the speculations about where it next national chairman will emerge from, after it adopted the recommendations of the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led zoning committee's report, which had recommended that the position should be zoned to the North.

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However, while many Nigerians have looked forward to also know what decision the leadership of the party will take on diverse agitations for zoning of next presidential ticket, the NEC on the other hand, deferred discussion on zoning of next presidential ticket to another NEC meeting.

Meanwhile, it is worthy of note that there's high likelihood that the NEC at its next meeting, may ignore the agitation for zoning of its presidential ticket to a particular region of the country.

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The NEC may tow this path because since the party kicked off efforts to reposition the party ahead of the 2023 general elections, there have been two major committees that was set-up to help guide in achieving the party's aim, aside reconciliatory committee by headed by ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The first committee was that of Governor Bala Mohammed-led one, which was mandated to find out why the party lost its last presidential election and as well suggest the way out in order to avoid future reoccurrence.

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The second was that of the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led zoning committee, saddled with responsibility of determining how the party offices should be appropriated ahead of the party's national convention which is expected to be held later this month.

To this end, since recommendation of Ugwuanyi-led zoning committee was adopted on Thursday, there's a very great likelihood that the NEC may also approve the Governor Bala-led committee report on 2019 presidential election, which had recommended that the presidential ticket of the PDP be thrown open for every regions.

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In the same vein, in what appears to be a move against zoning of presidency, former vice-president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar during his speech at the Thursday NEC meeting, admonished the party chieftains present that, there is no such thing as a president from southern Nigeria, or a president from northern Nigeria, as what we have is President of Nigeria.

To cap it all, the former vice-president said even though the PDP has the right to determine its rules on how the party should be governed, it should be noted that the people of Nigeria also have the right to determine who governs them.

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Consequently, as Nigerians await PDP next NEC meeting and its final decision on zoning of next presidency, it is strongly hoped that the party will make the right choices and present Nigerians with a credible presidential candidate.

But, do you agree that throwing PDP's presidential ticket open, will be a good choice for the party ?

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