Some notable key members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have met to affirm that it is the turn of the South East to produce Presidency in 2023.
The party stalwarts stated this affirmation at a news conference in Abuja, which was addressed by the former Nigerian Ambassador to Greece, Mr Frank Ogbuewu,
Acccording to Ogbuewu, South East Zone of the PDP has not met to discuss on how to achieve the zoning of the presidency to the south east in 2023.
“We note that it is now common knowledge that our governor, Dave Umahi, has formally defected to APC which officially took place on Nov. 19, on the purported reason of the inability or unwillingness of PDP to zone the presidency to South East come 2023.
“We affirm our belief that it is the turn of South East to produce the next president of Nigeria.
“We, however, note that at no time has the South East zone of the PDP met to discuss or resolve on the strategies to actualise the zoning of the presidency to South East come 2023.
“We affirm our resolve to obey and honour any decision or resolution by the South East PDP on how to actualise the zoning of the presidency to South East come 2023.
“We note the explanation of the party that the issue of zoning is not yet on the table for consideration and in due time it will be treated in line with the party’s rules and guidelines.”
Ogbuewu lauded PDP national leadership for dissolving the part structure in Ebonyi State after Gov Umahi’s exit.
“Being political products of PPP, we are minded to keep faith with our party both when in power at the centre or in opposition, with the hope that in due time the party will give the quest to zone the presidency to South East the consideration it deserves,” he said.