Bola Ahmed Tinubu may have to be worried about the decision of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). The national leader of the All Progressives Congress would think that what happens in the opposition party may not in any way deter him or affect his rumoured ambition.
The southern leaders would have a herculean task to stop the former vice president, Mr. Atiku Abubakar. The former vice president appears to be the most difficult politician that southern leaders in PDP can deal with. If he throws his hat into the ring again, he might win the ticket.
The race for the chairmanship position of the People's Democratic Party has begun. Many gladiators in the main opposition party are jostling for the seat. The People's Democratic Party, in their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting some days ago, zoned the chairmanship position to the Northern region of Nigeria.
A few days ago, governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party agreed to zone the party's National Chairmanship position to the North. If the party's National Executive Council agrees with the position of the governors and zones its chairmanship position to the North, it is very possible that the party's presidential candidate for the 2023 election will be a Southerner.
The Adoption of former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu as Consensus National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP may help some Northern PDP Presidential Aspirants to clinch the Presidential ticket of the Party. It should be recalled that the National Executive Council (NEC) of Party, recently zoned the National Chairman of the Party, to the North and made the Presidential ticket open to All Presidential Aspirants of the Party, irrespective of their regions or geopolitical zones.
The leadership of the PDP may not be able to foresee a possible future crisis that is capable of further polarising the party which is merely trying to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress. Although the party faces the current reality, one obtainable issue would crop up and tear the party into factions.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has spoken up to the federal government against the non-payment of the promised N30bn revitalization fund. Prof. Emmanuel Oshodeke, the ASUU President, made this known in an interview with The Punch on Sunday, he proceeded that the federal government has been in the habit of not fulfilling its promises.
The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP held its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting yesterday in Abuja to take decision on the zoning arrangement for party positions. During the meeting, key party leaders were allowed to address the PDP Governors, party leaders and others present.
PDP Chairmanship: 3 Politicians Who Can Start To Prepare For Party's National Convention After NEC Meeting
The powerful National Executive Council of the People's Democratic Party met yesterday to discuss how the party would handle its national convention and issue of party ticket which has dominated major political debates in the country. Three politicians may have to start preparation for the national convention. Mr. Sule Lamido, a former Jigawa governor, can start to prepare for the national convention of the party.
Anyone who follows events in the opposition party will surely predict the possibility of northern region claiming both the national chairmanship of the party and the most coveted ticket. The northern region only needs to be more strategic in how it works to achieve its desire to stay in power beyond 2023.
Atiku Abubakar may not have much time to waste as the 2023 presidential election is drawing closer. The earlier he starts preparing for the challenges, the better for him. He may not have to worry about it if he doesn't have interest in leading the country again.
The forthcoming national convention of the People's Democratic Party may seriously divide the northern region and politicians into two or more factions. The party would soon hold its convention and a new chairman would emerge to lead the party to 2023 poll. Already, the National Executive Council has agreed that the next chairman would come from northern region and that has been sealed.
Amidst the ongoing tussle over 2023 presidency, Atiku Abubakar has reiterated the need for the opposition party - People's Democratic Party - to select her presidential candidate without recourse to zoning. The former vice president of Nigeria argued that the People's Democratic Party (PDP) should look beyond ethnic tendencies and select a candidate that could represent the intentions of every Nigerian.
The People's Democratic Party (PDP) needs to admit one fact that it may not be able to get strong politicians that it can present for the 2023 polls. The party should understand that it needs to return to north for the second consecutive time for its flag bearer in the presidential race.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities announced on Sunday, September 26, 2021, that its National Executive Council would meet next week to discuss whether or not to go on strike in response to the Federal Government's inability to meet certain of its requests. Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, the union's National President, revealed this in an interview with The PUNCH in Abuja.
The 2023 presidential election is just two years away from now hence, the two major political parties have begun making necessary and strategic plans that will ensure their victory by 2023 amidst the trending political issue of power rotation. Recall that the southern region is seriously agitating to produce the next president of the country based on equity, fairness, and justice because by 2023, President Muhammadu Buhari a northern would have concluded his tenure, and hence they (southern region) are clamoring to produce the next president.
Resident doctors suspend 63 days old strike After long hours of deliberation with its National Executive Council, NEC, members, National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, on Monday suspended its 63 days old industrial action. Disclosing this in a chat with Vanguard the National President of NARD, Dr Godiya Ishaya said the suspension will take effect on Wednesday, the 6th of October, 2021.
Following the 94th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held on Thursday, October 7, 2021, three former governors of PDP from the North have expressed interest to context the 2023 presidential ticket of the party. It was learnt that at the NEC meeting, the decision of the zoning committee led by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Governor of Enugu State, that the North should produce the next National Chairman of the party, was adopted.
As the Peoples Democratic Party continue to prepare for its national convention, slated to hold this year, Former senate president Iyorchia Ayu has emerged as the northern consensus candidate. Daily Trust reports Dr Iyorchia Ayu, Photo Credit: Punch Mr Iyorchia Ayu's choice came after a long meeting held by the Northern caucus of the PDP in Abuja.
Photo Credit: Guardian Nigeria Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar expressed his political views about the Peoples Democratic Party's zoning system yesterday at the National Executive Council meeting that took place yesterday in Abuja. The National Executive Council (NEC) of the party met for 94th times to discuss one of the sacrosanct issues affecting the performance of the party in all ramifications.