The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East has reiterated its demand for zoning of the presidential position of the party in 2023 to Southern Nigeria.
The National Vice Chairman of the PDP, South-East, Chief Ali Odefa disclosed this on Sunday, March 27. This was at the end of the zonal meeting in Enugu.
Odefa said that the position was in tandem with that of the Southern Governors’ Forum.
He also said that it was fair that the next president of the country be chosen from Southern Nigeria.
“Where there are zoning patterns, they must be strictly observed; and adhered to in every state and constituency,” he said.
He said that the zonal leadership of the PDP would certainly make a presentation to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party in that regard.
Among those that attended the meeting included Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State as well as his Abia counterpart, Mr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu.
Others are the National Secretary of the party, Sen. Sam Anyanwu, members of the State and National Assemblies, members of PDP NEC, Board of Trustees (BOT) as well as others.
Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says in eight years, the All Progressives Congress(APC)-led Federal Government has embarked on the largest investments in infrastructure and agriculture in Nigeria’s history.
Osinbajo made this call on Sunday, March 27. This was through a statement issued by his spokesman, Laolu Akande.
He noted that the vice president spoke on Saturday night at the APC convention, held at the Eagles Square, Abuja.
Osinbajo said that the vision and determination of Buhari to significantly improve the economy, enhance security, and fight against corruption remained firm.
He said that the Federal Government under APC remained committed. This was to create more jobs for Nigerians, increase access to healthcare, and build a united, strong nation, among others.