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Opinion: How The PDP New Zoning System May Favour Jonathan, If He Decides To Contest In 2023

The New zoning system of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP may favour Goodluck Jonathan if he decides to contest 2023 Presidential race under the Platform of the All Progressives Congress APC. It should be recalled that APC Leaders had earlier reached out to Goodluck Jonathan to dump his Party, PDP for APC. The Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention and Planning Committee, John Akpanuoedehe also made it known to the Public when he was granted an interview with Arise TV, that Jonathan will be given the opportunity to contest Presidential race under the Platform of the Party.

Though, the PDP Leaders have also persuaded Goodluck Jonathan not to leave the PDP for APC. However, Goodluck Jonathan has brighter chance over other Presidential Aspirants of the PDP, if he decides to contest Presidential race in the Party. It should be recalled that Jonathan contested the 2019 Presidential race but lost the election. PDP Leaders are looking for all Possible means to make Goodluck Jonathan active in the Party and as a result of this, if Jonathan should contest the Presidential race in 2023, the Leaders of the Party might compensate him, with Presidential ticket.

Another Point is that the zoning system will favour Jonathan, If he has interest to contest the Polls. The APC Leaders want to use the Presidential ticket to win the heart of Goodluck Jonathan into the Party, because the Party has already zoned Presidency to the South. But with the new zoning system introduced by the PDP Leaders, Jonathan will not have any excuse to dump the Party for APC. It should be recalled that the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi dumped the PDP for APC for the same reason. Umahi made it known that PDP has marginalised the Southern region since 1999.

APC will not have anyother thing to canvass Goodluck Jonathan into the Party again. It should be recalled that Jonathan will only spend another four years, if he should contest Presidential race. He has already spent four years before 2015 Presidential Election. Therefore, Jonathan has brighter chance to win 2023 Presidential race, if he decides to contest under the Platform of the Party. Meanwhile, He has good reputation to win the forthcoming Polls. PDP will not regret given Presidential ticket to Jonathan, if he decides to contest Presidential race under the Platform of the Party.

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