By Chuks Okocha
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday clarified that it has not adopted any position on the zoning ahead of the 2023 Presidential elections.
The party further explained that it has not taken any decision on any of the recommendations proposed by the Senator Bala Mohammed-led PDP Committee on the Review of the 2019 Elections.
A statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the party immensely appreciated the overwhelming interest by majority of Nigerians in the PDP as their national rallying point to elect a pan-Nigeria and people-oriented leadership that would rescue the nation from misrule come 2023.
Ologbondiyan said: “Our party notes that such unprecedented public interest and confidence in the PDP is responsible for the widespread discussions and enquiries on the recommendations of the Committee on the Review of the 2019 Elections.”
He noted that the recommendations would be subjected to its internal democratic process of the party by relevant organs of the PDP.
He said: “While our party appreciates the enthusiasm by Nigerians on our nomination processes, the PDP assures that its decision on zoning will be the product of wide consultation, discussions and consensus building, taking into consideration the aggregate aspiration and hope of the generality of the Nigerian people.
“Our party has, however, noted the disposition and line of discussion from various political interests across the six geo-political zones of our country in this regard, and at the appropriate time, the collective understanding of Nigerians will prevail.”
There had been a huge furor across the country since the Governor of Bauchi State. Senator Bala Mohammed led committee threw open the presidential ticket of the party to all the six geopolitical zones in the country.