October 16, 2021
General News

2023: PDP presidential candidate may come from South as party zones chairmanship to North

THE Zoning Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), on September 30, announced that the party’s chairmanship position had been zoned to the North.

The development is an indication that the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 elections will likely come from the South.

Going by an informal zoning arrangement that has been in force in the party since it won the presidency when Nigeria returned to democratic rule in 1999, the zone where the national chairman comes from hardly produces the presidential candidate.

The PDP Zoning Committee, which was set up by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party on September 9 to work out a formula for allocating the party’s national offices, including the office of national chairman, to the various geo-political zones, had earlier held a deadlocked meeting in Enugu on September 23.

However, after another meeting in…

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