2023: ‘Why PDP will not zone Presidency now’ – BoT

The Board of Trustees, (BoT), of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it would not zone its presidential slot ahead of the 2023 elections until all contending issues in the party were resolved. 

Secretary of the Board, Adolphus Wabara, disclosed this yesterday, following the emergency meeting of the organ of the party on Wednesday night in Abuja. 

Wabara, a former senate president, who represented the Board’s chairman, Walid Jibrin, said it was too early to talk about the zoning of key offices when issues confronting the main opposition party were yet to be resolved.  He said that would be like putting the cart before the horse.  “The PDP was in power for 16 years before it lost the 2015 presidential election to the All-Progressives Congress, (APC)”, he stated. 

Recall that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who hails from the North-East geo-political zone of the country, was the party’s flag-bearer in the 2019 presidential election. 

Wabara pledged a level-playing ground and uninterrupted operations of all organs of the party ahead of its December National Convention. He said the emergency meeting was particularly necessary considering the political and economic tension in the country. 

He added that the meeting was to ensure stability of all the organs of PDP and to place them on alert and in sharp focus as the party prepares to take over power in 2023. 

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