By Dirisu Yakubu
ABUJA- Ahead of the 2023 elections, the youth of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, tasked party leaders and stakeholders to open the presidential race to all areas.
It was then that the young people argued that the only way to find an acceptable way to make the ticket open to the six geopolitical zones of the country.
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It should be recalled that when the PDP Zoning Committee headed by Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwanyi zoned party offices last week, it said it was not mandated to zoning them. offices of the president, vice president and other executive and legislative offices. .
The Zoning Committee, in its statement, said that “the mandate of the committee does not include the zoning of the offices of the President, Vice President and other executive and legislative offices of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. And the Committee’s decision to zone Party offices in no way affects executive and legislative offices in Nigeria.
Young people under the auspices of the South South Youth Vanguard, in a statement by its national president, James Efe Akpofure, said it is more advantageous for the party if the presidential position is open than to zone it in a particular region.
The PDP Youth Vanguard said, “We believe the only way the party can make an impact in 2023 is to allow everyone to participate in the presidential race. This will give us the opportunity to come back to power.
“As an opposition party, now is not the time to zone positions as such, it will work against the party. Let’s win first before we talk about zoning positions. We have to open the post for the best to emerge. “