The Northern politicians in the opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP are mobilising themselves ahead of Thursday NEC meeting of the PDP. The aim is to ensure that the NEC doesn't rectify the position of the zoning committee that the next National Chairman of the PDP should come from the North.
Photo Credit: Premium Times Following the ratification of the Ifeanyi Ugwanyi zoning report which ceded the office of the National Peoples Democratic Party chairman to the North, many observers have predicted that the party had put its zoning crisis behind it. But they were wrong because another round of zoning crisis has been triggered as the northern PDP caucus has been divided on who should get the slot.
Stakeholders in the opposition People's Democratic Party, PDP are preparing ahead of the NEC meeting of the PDP which will take place on Thursday this week. The outcome of that meeting will show what the Southern and Northern regions should expect as it regards the region that will produce the presidential candidate of the PDP.
Photo Credit: Thisday It is no longer news that former Senate President Iyiorcha Ayu has emerged as the consensus candidate of the Northern Peoples Democratic Party leaders. It means that barring any last-minute changes, he would be adopted as the national PDP chairman in the next two weeks.
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There is tension in the PDP ahead of Thursday's NEC meeting of the party where the zoning of the National Chairmanship to the North will be rectified. Different groups that are interested in the 2023 presidential election are mobilising themselves to protect their political interest. The Northern cabals in the PDP are not happy that the zoning committee led by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi zoned the National Chairmanship position of the party to the North.
Photo Credit: The Nation In a few hours from now, the Peoples Democratic Party leaders will meet to deliberate over the report of the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led National Convention Zoning Committee. During its meeting, the committee agreed to zone the party's chairmanship slot to the North, against popular expectations, this has fuelled speculations that PDP will zone its presidential ticket to the South.
Photo Credit: Ripple Nigeria The temperature at the Peoples Democratic Party camp is already reaching boiling point as party leaders gather in Abuja to resolve its zoning crisis. The Northern caucus is leaving no stone unturned in its effort to nullify the zoning report which ceded the party chairman office to the North, thus making room for a Southern Presidency in 2023.
Photo Credit: Premium Times Soon after the Peoples Democratic Party NEC ratified the zoning report of the Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi zoning committee, which recommended the ceding of the national party chairman’s office to the North, the Northern PDP caucus has held a series of meetings to determine a preferred candidate.
Photo Credit: Naija News Following the ratification of the Peoples Democratic Party zoning report, which recommends that the PDP National Chairman slot be ceded to the North, some analysts have opined that the party might favour a Southern Presidential candidate. This is because the PDP has a long-standing tradition of ensuring that the presidential candidate and party chairman don't come from the same zone.
The race to produce the next national chairman of the PDP is getting interesting among Northern PDP cabals after the NEC meeting of the party in Abuja yesterday. The NEC yesterday ratified that decision of the zoning committee that the North should produce the national chairman of the PDP.
The Igbo Presidency has always been making the top headlines in Nigerian newspapers, as the Ohanaeze keeps making it clear that an Igbo man should be the person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. However, Ohanaeze knew that the chance of getting a presidential ticket in the ruling party was slim, so they focused his effort on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) because the people of the South-East have been more loyal to the party since 1999 than any other southern region.
On Thursday, a former Senate President, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, emerged as the consensus national chairmanship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after a series of meetings held by Northern PDP stakeholders. Photo Credit: Dailypost Two other contenders from the North, where the position has been zoned to by the party's National Executive Committee (NEC), were said to have stepped down for Ayu to emerge.