2023 Presidency: PDP may lose again if northern candidate emerges, Doyin Okupe warns

A former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, has warned the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), against presenting a northern candidate for the 2023 presidential election to avoid another major defeat.

The PDP chieftain stated this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, yesterday.

Okupe argued that the zoning arrangement in the PDP ended with the 2019 presidential election, but that some people within the party are insisting on presenting a northern candidate for the 2023 poll.

He said major politicians were defecting from the party because of the issue of a northern presidential candidate.

He expressed the fears that the party could collapse before 2023 if the gale of defections continues.

According to him, “There should be a reset of the zoning arrangement in 2023. It does not make sense to replace a northern government of eight years with another northern government for another eight years, it doesn’t make sense.

“That is why the PDP should zone the presidency to the South. The southern governors who are the leaders of the South had spoken, we should listen to them.

“It will be folly, reckless and insensitive for any political party to ignore the position of the southern governors, Our party may lose again if we zone the presidency to the North again in 2023, ” Okupe added.

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