The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appears to be warming up for another round of crisis as the party remains divided along the North/South lines over its presidential ticket zoning for 2023.
On Monday, the South-South leadership of the party made up of governors, federal lawmakers, former governors and other stakeholders demanded that the zone should be handed the ticket in the spirit of fairness, equity and justice.
The communique of the summit with the theme: Engendering a Southsouth agenda for 2023 and beyond, read by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, said: The zone is fully in support of the position of the Southern Governor’s forum that the next President of Nigeria must come from the Southern part of Nigeria.
Addressing the meeting earlier, Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike asked the PDP to treat the South-south geo-political zone with fairness, justice and equity.
The governor said having consistently voted for the PDP since 1999, the party should not ignore the South-South’s contributions to its success.