Former President Olusegun Obasanjo can endorse two top politicians as the people that will be representing the interest of the party in the upcoming general election. The opposition party needs to unseat the government of the All Progressive Congress (APC) this time around, and every member of the party should contribute to the incoming presidential election in one way or the other.
If things pan out in the People's Democratic Party as currently planned, there is every chance for Dr Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State to secure the party's ticket and contest the 2023 presidential election. Peter Obi is one of the most sellable, marketable and credible presidential aspirants with a national figure from the Southern part of the country.
Ahead of the National convention of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, different positions were zoned to different parts of the country. Photo credit: Vanguard The zones adopted consensus option to field the candidates that will represent them at the National Secretariat of the party.
Atiku Abubakar may want to contest in the year 2023 presidential election if he is able to secure the opposition party's ticket ahead of the upcoming general election. To allow fairness and equity in the opposition party, the leaders of the party have thrown the presidential election ticket of the party to all presidential aspirants that may have interest without putting any zoning system factor into consideration.
All political parties face difficulties at one time or the other. The failure of a party might be due to faults from the members or leaders ruling the party. In 2019, the opposition party did not succeed in winning the presidential election because of some factors. These factors characterized the failure of the party especially when the leader does not recognize the shortcomings among members.
The governorship seat is unarguably the most powerful position in a state. The Nigerian 1999 constitution as amended granted state governors enormous power. A state governor also enjoys immunity, just like the President of the country. A governor is the chief executive officer and chief security officer of a state.
About one week before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) holds its convention, some National Working Committee (NWC) positions that were zoned to some regions have continued to generate crisis because stakeholders from these regions have not been able to agree on a consensus candidate. The position of deputy national chairman that was zoned to the Southwest, national secretary (Southeast), and now, National auditor (Southeast), could not produce a consensus because of disagreements among party stakeholders.
Mr. Seyi Makinde made a revelation about the struggle for the single ticket of the PDP for the 2023 general elections. He mentioned Atiku Abubakar, Bala Mohammed and Aminu Tambuwal as politicians who have shown interest in the race. Meanwhile, two southern can be combined with Atiku Abubakar.
The political atmosphere in Nigeria is heating up gradually as the clock ticks down to the 2023 elections. The next Nigerian Presidential Election will commence in 2023 as some prominent politicians and personalities have either directly or indirectly disclosed interest and ambitions to become the president of Nigeria, and while many of the likely presidential aspirants are still silent on their ambitions, their supporters have been campaigning loudly, ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.
Ahead of the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party slated for October 30-31, there have been a lot of controversies over the positions zoned to the states. Photo credit: Vanguard A report by Tribune explained that in Anambra State, the faction loyal to the former Governor of the State and PDP presidential running mate in 2019 election, Peter Obi and the faction led by the former national publicity secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, have been at loggerheads because of National Working Committee (NWC) post zoned to the State.
Image: Atiku and Peter Obi There were indications that the PDP would zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the south, however, if the words of former acting National Chairman of the PDP Kawu Baraje are anything to go by, then we can rest assured that the party's ticket will be open for contest.
PDP Scribe: Okey's disqualification means Southeast leaders who rejected Anyanwu don’t have a choice
It appears prominent stakeholders from the Southeast who rejected Senator Sam Anyanwu as the consensus candidate to emerge the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national secretary may not have a choice any longer as reports claim Okey Muo Aroh, who had hoped to challenge Anyanwu for that position has been rejected by the screening committee of the PDP.
Owerri Zone PDP Ticket: Senator Onyewuchi's Fate On Cliffhanger Over Ihedioha, Anyanwu Fresh Alliance
Senator Ezenwa Onyewuchi, senator representing Owerri zone in the Senate, may lose his bid to return to the red chambers a second time. This is as indications emerged that former Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha and his erstwhile political adversary, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, have shelved their grievances amidst a deal.
As Nigerians continue to look forward to the year 2023 to elect the right person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, some prominent politicians and personalities have either directly or indirectly disclosed interest and ambitions to become the president of Nigeria, Politicians from different parts of the country continue to show interest in running for office, leaving the public confused to see who will be the best choice for them to vote for.
The controversy over who will emerge the new national secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of the national convention on the 30th of October, took a different dimension yesterday after the candidate that was touted to emerge the consensus option was rejected by some major stakeholders in the PDP from the Southeast zone.
Former Governor of Imo State, Hon Emeka Ihedioha and Senator Samuel Anyanwu may have forgone whatever political feud they had in the past, as the ex governor has openly backed Anyanwu's nomination as National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Madu Chinemerem, a former national official of the PDP, had claimed that Ihedioha and other leaders of the PDP from the South East geo political zone such as former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi and former Imo State governor, Achike Udenwa were against Senator Anyanwu’s nomination.
Several news sources reported over the weekend that the anti-graft commission, EFCC invited the former vice presidential candidate to face questioning over his secret business dealings and offshore accounts exposed in the Pandora papers leak. According to Premium Times, The Pandora Papers alleges that Peter Obi incorporated offshore holdings, which he did not declare to the Code of Conduct Bureau when he served as governor of Anambra state.
Photo credit : Opera News (Peter Obi) Former Governor of Anambra state,Peter Obi has said he is yet to receive an invitation letter from the Economic and Financial crimes commission (EFCC). He said he will honour the invitation of the anti graft agency once he receives a letter to that effect.
The former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has reportedly denied commenting on the invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). According to him, he is yet to receive any invitation from them. The former Governor stated this in reaction to unconfirmed reports that he had responded to the EFCC invitation, and asked them to make the investigation public.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), is undoubtedly the nightmare of corrupt politicians and everyone involved in corrupt, or financial crimes in Nigeria. The commission has over the years, prosecuted high-profile individuals, with some convicted, and sent to jail. This has seen fears sent down the spines of anyone summoned by the commission.