A group, the United for Better Nigeria Initiative (UBNi) has advised bigwigs in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the North to respect the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on the zoning of the national chairmanship to the region and the presidential candidacy strictly zoned to the South.
The group also warned that leaving the party’s presidential ticket open to all the six geo-political zones would create tension and political acrimony within the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
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National coordinator of UBNi, Chief Nkolika Mkparu Okeke, in a statement Friday warned that the northern caucus could scuttle chances of the PDP to form the central government come 2023 if they insist on altering a generally known formula in which each of these high-profile offices was zoned to each region, in the past.
Okeke further explained that the 13 serving governors of the party could not be wrong on their zoning arrangement as ratified by NEC, adding that taking a common position by stakeholders of the party; North and South, would increase the chance of PDP at 2023 polls.