There are strong indications that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may have zoned its 2023 presidential ticket to the Southern region.
This is coming after the PDP governors reportedly reached a resolution to zone the party’s national chairmanship position to the North, a strong indication that the party may now head to south for the presidential candidate.
The Chairman of the Zoning Committee and Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, announced on Thursday afternoon that the party has zoned it’s national chairmanship to North.
A former Director of New Media of the party, Deji Adeyanju also confirmed the news in a tweet on Thursday.
The development may rule out the possibility of PDP’s former presidential aspirant and ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, running for president under the party in 2023.
The governors reached a resolution after voting during a meeting held at the residence of the Akwa Ibom governor in Abuja
The vote ended at a 9 – 3 count in favour of the North as Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, Godwin Obaseki of Edo, Nyesom Wike of Rivers state and others voted in favour of the North.
Governors of Bauchi, Adamawa and Taraba however voted that the chairmanship should be zoned to the South.
This new development consequently may move PDP’s presidential flag bearer to the South.