2023: Why PDP will keep its zoning policy – Ayu

The national president of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP)Iyorchia Ayu has reiterated the party’s stance on the controversial demand to ditch its existing zoning agreement. Ayu, on Thursday, at the inauguration of the 37-member zoning committee in Abuja, said that the PDP will maintain its custom of rotating its political positions between the geopolitical zones of the country. While the party has successfully cleared the hurdle of zoning its national officials at its 2021 National Convention, the controversy over where the party will place its presidential ticket has not been resolved. There have been calls from PPD leaders, especially those in the northern region, to scrap the rotation arrangement and open the ballot. The party’s 2019 presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has been at the forefront of the campaign, dismissing the zoning debate as the solution to the leadership crisis facing the country. atik abubakar His view was also recently voiced by Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who on Tuesday warned his party against maintaining the status quo on zoning instead of focusing on fielding a good candidate. This happens when the Southwest and South-South intensify their campaigns for a president from the South. Both Messrs. Abubakar and Tambuwal are seeking the PDP’s presidential ticket, whether the party zones it into their region or opens it up to all. Ayu urged interested hopefuls who are not favored by the rotation arrangement for the 2023 election to bide their time. “PDP has a history of rotating our offices. Anyone who doesn’t make it this time should wait after the term of whoever our next president is. “We believe that the PDP will produce the next president once we start this journey. This time, we’ll make sure it’s round. And it will all revolve around justice, fairness and the interests of Nigeria,” he said. The party, after the 95th meeting of the National Executive Council, had tasked the zoning committee with submitting its final zoning list by March 30. PDP flags[PHOTO: @OfficialPDPNig]Ayu assured Nigerians of a smooth process that will produce credible candidates to bring the PDP back to center after its defeat in 2015. “There is no problem that is too difficult or too important for the PDP to solve. That’s the spirit of the party. Therefore, I urge you all to discuss this matter in the same spirit that you discussed at NEC. Let’s not have grudges of any kind and at the end of the day let’s stay focused on the main objective, ”he said. He added that the party will be free to rotate the party’s ticket as it wishes after it returns to power. Abubakar, from the north, was the party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 election. Apart from Messrs. Abubakar and Tambuwal, other members of the northern party who have shown an interest in the presidential race are former Senate President Bukola Saraki from Kwara State and Governor Bala Mohammed from Bauchi State. Those from the South are the former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Dele Momodu, Sam Ohuabunwa and former Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State. Since its formation in 1998, the PPD, which was in power in the center for 16 years, has always rotated the presidency between the north and the south. While former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan hailed from the south, the late president Umaru Yar’Adua hailed from the north. The main opposition party is likely to split its 2023 presidential bid to the south, as Ayu hails from the north. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; 2023: Why PDP will keep its zoning policy – Ayu