Connect with us


2023: South-East PDP Rejects Zoning Of Presidential Ticket To North

The Terrorist!



The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South East zone, yesterday, rejected the rumoured zoning of the presidential ticket to the North in 2023.

Download & Install The New ANE Android App To Your Device
Hello!! Have you heard about the deadly virus called Coronavirus? No? See What It Is & How To Prevent It Here. Also Stay Connected & Get Latest Updates On Coronavirus Here. Please be safe! We LOVE You.

National Vice Chairman, South East, Chief Austine Umahi, in a statement in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, said the decision on zoning of the presidential ticket has not been discussed by the leadership of the party.

Umahi was reacting to a recent statement by former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, that the PDP had zoned its 2023 presidential ticket to the North.

He said the former Benue governor “passed personal wishes” as the collective decision of the party, and urged the National Working Committee(NWC) of the party to quickly address Suswam’s coment for the interest of peace and unity of the party.

Umahi said no zone should be neglected or underrated in the decision-making process of the party, especially the South East, which he said had made tremendous sacrifices for the growth, wellbeing and survival of the PDP.

“As a member of the NWC of our great party, I am shocked and embarrassed at this disclosure, as the NWC had never discussed nor taken any such decision. As a political party, positions are only zoned in the PDP after they have been robustly debated by all six zones and unanimously agreed on as serving the best interest of the unity of the party and national exigencies. As such, the NWC of our party cannot allow Senator Suswam to pass across personal wishes as collective resolve, except if it is a case of the bird dancing by the road with the drummer lurking in the nearby bush. The statement amounts to one being a judge in his case, which offends all known laws of natural justice.”

Also, a leading pan-Igbo organisation, Igbo Leadership Development Foundation (ILDF), lambasted Suswam for saying the PDP would zone the office to the North in 2023, advising him not to insult Igbo sensibilities.

The group accused the former Benue governor of “uncanny and overly ambitious interests” and of “flying a dangerous kite that would finally sink the PDP.”

Suswam, in an exclusive interview on Sunday, held that since the PDP failed to win the 2019 presidential election, which it zoned to the North, the party would still retain the ticket in the region since it did not win.

A statement by director of public affairs for ILDF, Dr. Law Mefor, in Abuja, yesterday, queried the rationale behind Suswam’s claim that the PDP was bound to zone the President to the North in 2023.

The group said such utterances and scheming go a long way in confirming the lack of commitment to a single term for the party’s candidate in 2019 in order for a South East candidate to be fielded in 2023.

“The fact that the Senator Ike Ekweremadu-led PDP post-election review panel, in its wisdom, zoned the 2019 presidential ticket to the North to assuage the region’s feelings over the earlier breach of the zoning formula and to ensure that a fellow northerner squared up with President Muhammadu Buhari does not in any way mean that the ticket is now resident in the North. Feigning ignorance of the fact that the dynamics that informed the 2019 zoning have absolutely changed because the North has had two straight terms under President Buhari is most unfortunate.

“It is saddening that Suswam and his drummers ignored the monumental contributions of the South East to the fortunes of the PDP since its inception by sticking with the party through thick and thin. The region has not only contributed immensely to the party’s presidential victories in four straight presidential elections, but was also the bastion of the opposition and rebuilding of the party since 2015.”

Mefor faulted Suswam’s idea of power rotation and warned the lawmaker and the PDP against taking the support of the South East and the South generally for granted.

Get More Stories Like This On: Facebook: @AllNaijaEntertainment, Twitter: @AllNaijaEntertainment
Reach us on WhatsApp via: +2348104471989

Click to comment
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Don’t Miss!

Join "ANE sabi" clique

Don't miss a thing, get ogbonge ANE latest updates to fuel your conversation daily.

Latest Exchange Rate

Donate To ANE!

Mind buying a coffee to support us here at All Naija Entertainment?. Yes?

Donate Now
Baby Walkers
Lifestyle3 weeks ago

Buying Guide On Baby Walkers for 2021

Burna Boy
Entertainment2 months ago

2021 Grammy Awards: Burna Boy Promises An Unforgettable Performance Experience

Lionel Messi Barcelona Sevilla Copa Del Rey Semi Final
Sports2 months ago

Copa del Rey: Barcelona conquer Sevilla despite 2-0 down!!

Stories2 months ago

[STORY] PANDORA’S BOX (Episode 06)

Technology2 months ago

Best Time to Sell Your Bitcoin [EASY GUIDE]

Technology2 months ago

Bitcoin Crashes, Loses $10,000 In Value

News2 months ago

30 Million Nigerians Will Be On Drugs By 2050 – NDLEA

Cristiano Ronaldo
Sports2 months ago

Serie A: Ronaldo’s Brace Set Juventus Free From Crotone

News2 months ago

Fulani Herdsmen Deserve Better Treatment From Nigerians – Bauchi Former Gov

Justin Trudeau
News2 months ago

Insecurity: Canada Issue Warning to Citizens Against Traveling to Nigeria

NCDC Chairman Chikwe Ihekweazu
News2 months ago

Nigeria Govt Confirms Discovery Of New Covid-19 Variant, 15 Others

Akwa Ibom Best Hotels ANE Travels
Lifestyle2 months ago

How To Detect Hidden Camera in a Hotel Room!!

Technology2 months ago

WhatsApp To Deactivate Messages For Users Who Reject New Terms!!

Entertainment2 months ago

Afro-Jazz/funk Singer, Nissi’s ‘Move X 2’ Is A Rare Delightful Visual

Kim Kardashian
Entertainment2 months ago

Kim Kardashian Officially Files For Divorce From Kanye West!!

Kanye West
Entertainment2 months ago

Kanye West Thinks Kim Kardashian Is Divorcing Him Because Of Presidential Run

Banky W and Adesua Pregnant
Entertainment2 months ago

Banky W, Adesua Etomi Welcome Baby Boy!!

JImoh Ibrahim
News2 months ago

Jimoh Ibrahim: Court Vacates Order Against Assets Over Alleged N69.4bn Debt

Business2 months ago

Nigeria To Supply Electricity To Togo From Calabar Power Plant

Victor Osimhen
Sports2 months ago

Napoli Confirm Victor Osimhen Head Injury, Say No ‘conclusive Result’ After Tests

ANE Billboard Hots!

Join "ANE sabi" clique

Don't miss a thing, get ogbonge ANE latest updates to fuel your conversation daily.

Copyright © All Naija Entertainment.