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2023: Why PDP Should Zone National Chairman Position To South West – Odeyemi


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The immediate past Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Diran Odeyemi, has revealed why the party should zone the position of the National Chairman to the South West.

Naija News reports that the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is from Adamawa State in the North East region while his running mate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa comes from Delta in the South-South region.

In a chat with The Punch, Odeyemi stated that the opposition party would need to zone to national chairmanship position to the South West in order to appease the people of the region and win their votes.

Odeyemi said the party might not be able to woo voters in the South-West because the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, is a Yoruba man.

He asserted that the emergence of Tinubu, being an influential politician from the South-West, had changed the dynamics of the party’s preparation as regards how to win votes from the zone.

The PDP chieftain stressed that the PDP will have a headway in the South West unless a major party post was given to the region.

He said: “We have been saying it. Let the PDP give the South-West the post of National Chairman. We are already being boxed to a corner because APC has a Yoruba man as its presidential candidate.”

Also speaking, a member of the party’s National Executive Committee, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the PDP was considering zoning the office of the Speaker to the South-West if it won the election.

He added, “We need the votes of the South-West. They have a presidential candidate of the APC. Naturally, that is good for them but we will woo them. They may also provide a replacement for the National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, if we win. It is a deal.

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