PUSH NEWS 24 INTERNATIONAL : March 21st, 2022
A former National Deputy Chairman (South-West) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Bode George, has warned the major opposition party against discarding the principle of zoning by leaving its 2023 presidential ticket open for all members to contest.
George, a member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) who gave this warning when he appeared as a guest on a Channels Television programme, ‘Sunday Politics,’ said it was important the party took an early position on zoning the presidency to a particular region of the country so as to douse tensions and infighting currently going on within the party.
When asked what implications may result since some major stakeholders are insisting on a no zoning approach, Bode George declared ” It will be too explosive for PDP” Push News 24 International can confirm.
The elder statesman said he was worried with the controversy being generated over the zoning of the PDP’s presidential ticket as the buildup to the 2023 elections gathered momentum.
“It is mandatory, it is legitimate for the party to say yes, this is zoned to the South or to the North; but to leave it wide open is combustible,” George said.
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