It is no more news that the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar might be contesting for 2023 Presidential race. Though, PDP Leaders have zoned the Position of the National Chairman of the Party to the North which means Presidential Ticket may be zoned to South. However, Some Youths in PDP have clamoured that the Presidential Ticket should be thrown open to every members of the Party who might be interested to contest the race, irrespective of the region they might belong to.
Photo Credit: Guardian There are strong indications that the decision to zone the Peoples Democratic Party chairman's slot to the North may backfire on the Southern PDP caucus. Though the Southern PDP caucus saw the zoning arrangement as a political triumph that may eventually pave the way for the emergence of a Southern President in 2023, recent reports point to the contrary.
The days ahead in PDP will be interesting as there may be cracks in the party after the zoning committee headed by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has concluded its assignment and is set to report to the NEC of the PDP. Photo Credit: The Nation It appears some Southern PDP politicians are rising to the yearnings of many Southerners that the South should produce the next President of Nigeria.
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.
Thursdays National Executive Committee meeting of the opposition People's Democratic Party will be an intense one as the outcome will shape a lot of ot things in PDP especially ahead of the October 30 and 31 national convention of the PDP. Photo Credit: The Nation Many Northern power brokers in PDP are not happy that the 2017 zoning formula was not used.
The opposition party, the People's Democratic Party (PDP), had earlier stated that it had zoned its presidential ticket to the South. According to reports, the PDP has also zoned its next party chairman to the northern part of Nigeria. Many Southern PDP leaders are likely to compete for the party's presidential ticket in the 2023 general elections.