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2023 Presidency: South-west PDP asks party to zone ticket to south
 
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Wed, 23 Mar 2022   ||   Nigeria,
 

 

The south-west caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the party to zone its presidential ticket to the southern region.

The caucus announced its decision after a meeting on Tuesday at the government house in Oyo state.

Soji Adagunodo, zonal chairman of the party, read a communique at the end of the meeting.

According to the communique, the decision was in line with the position of the southern governors’ forum on zoning the presidential ticket to the region

“We also resolved that the unity of the south-west is a non-negotiable issue. To this end, we demand that all dispute resolution mechanisms should be on the front burner,” he said.

“The zone is desirous of fairness, justice and equity in the distribution of federal positions and appointments.

“We will support all efforts geared towards national cohesion through equitable distribution of federal positions and appointments among the geopolitical zones of the country.”

Three former governors from the zone attended the meeting — Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Osun, and Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo.

Other stakeholders at the meeting included Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo; Taofeek Arapaja, the national vice-chairman of the party; Bode George, a PDP chieftain; and Olusola Eleka, former deputy governor of Ekiti.

 

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