The opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP is considering all options ahead of the formal announcement of its zoning formula for its offices in the forthcoming national convention.
Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led committee has finalized its work and reports has it that the South may produce the national chairman of the PDP which simply means that the party will field a Northern 2023 presidential candidate.
However, the party appear to be in a dilemma according to Punch newspaper as the decision of Southern Governors coupled with the fact that no Southerner in the party has shown interest in grabbing the 2023 presidential ticket of the party unsettles the PDP Governors.
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In this article, we will be discussing why the PDP has a tough choice to make while considering the Southern Governors decision.
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Why does the Southern Governors' decision unsettle PDP?
Those who follow the meetings of the Southern Governors will agree with me that they are insisting that the South must produce the next President of Nigeria. The PDP appears to be faced with tough choices which are to go by the decision of the Southern Governors or go with the decision of the majority of the party members who supported that the South should produce the national chairman.
Already a PDP Governor who appears to be concerned said that some Nigerians will not take the party seriously if they ignore the decision of the Southern Governors and go-ahead to field a Northern candidate.
The argument is that the PDP Governors should not have agreed with APC Governors on the issue of 2023 Southern President when the party has its own zoning formula that shows that the South has occupied Aso Rock more than the North.
Another worry is that no single Southerner in PDP has shown interest in contesting the 2023 presidential election under PDP.
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A situation that made it look like the South has agreed that the North should produce the 2023 presidential candidate of the PDP. In all, we wait for the zoning committee of the PDP to make its official announcement.
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