Presidential Zoning in Nigeria
THE RULING ALL PROGRESSIVES PARTY, THE APC, AND THE PDP, THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY, ARE WATCHING EACH OTHER AND PLAYING MIND GAMES ABOUT SPLITTING THE 2023 PRESIDENTIAL TICKET.
Sources told Vanguard, yesterday, that the HDP is in no hurry to announce the region in which it will give up its presidential ticket because it is too early to do so. A source familiar with the way the PDP works told news men that the party had not yet made a decision on the issue, but added that both the PDP and APC play the games.
The source said: “The party has not decided to divide. The PDP has not yet set a date for announcing the splitting of the presidency. What I do know is that both APC and PDP play games with themselves; Both parties do not want to announce where their presidential candidate will come from. If the PDP decides to introduce a strong northern citizen, the APC may be concerned.” People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rulers want to dictate the process — party leader. The leader of the People’s Democratic Party from the south, who spoke anonymously, said the zoning of the presidency appears to be not making progress because the governors want to dictate the process. Regarding the division of the presidency into regions, there is confusion and all kinds of things. If things weren’t done the way they were done, it wouldn’t be that way and there wouldn’t be any problem. There is a misunderstanding between the PDP governors and the party directors because the governors want to dictate how things work in the party.”