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How PDP's new decision may affect Peter Obi and Nyesom Wike in 2023

The tussle over the zone that will produce the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been tough. 

Recall that the Southern Governors on the platform of PDP had earlier demanded for the zoning of the party's presidential ticket to their region for them to be able to produce the flag bearer of the party. The southern Governors made the demand after the main opposition party zoned its National Chairman to the northern region. 

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However, the recent decision of the Peoples Democratic Party showed that the opposition party will no longer zone its presidential ticket to the southern region. 

A report by PUNCH explained that the Peoples Democratic Party has allowed the northern region to contest for the presidential ticket of the party for the 2023 presidential race. The new agreement reached by PDP means that the politicians from the northern and southern regions will now contest for the presidential ticket of the party.

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In the southern region, the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and the former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, had earlier been tipped to emerge as the Presidential candidate of the party. 

The recent decision of PDP to allow the northern politicians to contest for the presidential ticket may likely affect Governor Wike and Peter Obi in the 2023 presidential race.

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In the northern region, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is one of the influential politicians who have been tipped to fly the flag of PDP in the 2023 presidential race. 

Atiku was the presidential candidate of PDP in the 2019 presidential election. The former Vice President is an influential political figure in the northern and the southern regions. 

With the approval of PDP for the northern politicians to contest for the presidential ticket, it would be difficult for southern politicians to defeat Atiku Abubakar because of his influence in the party and his popularity across the country. 

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It would have been easy for the southern politicians to grab the PDP presidential ticket if the request of the Southern Governors was granted and zoned the presidential ticket to the southern region after zoning the position of the National Chairman to the northern region. 

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