2023 Presidency – Top chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including a former president, Goodluck Jonathan, and ex-vice president, Atiku Abubakar are reportedly scheduled to hold a meeting with some governors from the party to resolve the issue of the 2023 presidential ticket.
The Nation, citing sources, reported that the meeting was called to resolve the zoning issue before it causes a crisis in the party.
Jonathan and Atiku will have a say about which region the PDP 2023 presidential ticket should be zoned to. Photo, Goodluck Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar Source: Facebook The newspaper stated that the PDP chieftains raised the concerns that governors and other prominent party leaders may defect if the matter is not resolved.
In addition to Jonathan and Atiku, another chieftain of the PDP that would reportedly be consulted over the zoning matter is Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state.
Others are Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, ex-governor Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso among others. A source speaking about the planned meeting said:
“Quick resolution of whether the party should zone its presidential ticket or not will go a long way in determining where the next national chairman should also emerge from.
“These are issues needing prompt decision and our leaders are not moving fast enough on the matter. But the party belongs to all of us and we all must be ready to make sacrifices for its survival. 2023 is closer than we think, and PDP must make hay while it is still sunny.”
Meanwhile, Goodluck Jonathan has finally spoken on the speculations regarding his possibility of contesting the 2023 presidential election.
The Cable reports that Jonathan said it is too early to talk about his interest in the 2023 elections. The former president made this known to newsmen on Friday, December 4, after attending an event organised by the Commonwealth Community Choir in Abuja. Jonathan said there are still other issues to focus on ahead of the next general election.