The Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has urged the top leaders of the party to zone the 2023 Presidency to the South-South.
This appeal was made by the state chairman of the party, Tony Aziegbemi, while addressing journalists in Benin, as part of activities to mark his first year in office.
He argued that the zone was shortchanged when President Goodluck Jonathan was denied a second term.
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Aziegbemi said, “As 2023 approaches, I humbly submit that our party has eminent men and women from across the six zones of the country that can lead us to victory. Our zone, South-South, I believe was short-changed when President (Goodluck) Jonathan was stopped from getting a second term.
“With that in mind, and with the quality of leaders from the zone, we demand that our party, PDP, must zone the Presidency to the South-South to at least right the wrong that was inflicted on the zone.
“Our Zone, South-South is the most ‘PDPcentric’ zone in the country with all the states being governed by PDP and all the governors performing excellently well. We wish to place on record that we are very proud of all our governors in the zone.”