Election 2023: PDP Rejects Zoning, Throws Presidential Ticket Open

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of its presidential primaries slated for May 28–29, 2022, has thrown its presidential ticket open to all regions of the country.

The National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba of the party, Debo Ologunagba announced this on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the end of the party’s National Executive Council meeting.

The decision according to Ologunagba was in line with the recommendation made by the party’s zoning committee.

He said, “After a very extensive deliberation NEC aligned with the recommendation of the PDP National Zoning Committee that the Presidential Election should now be left open. The party should also work towards consensus candidate where possible

“NEC noted the recommendation of the Zoning Committee that in the interest of justice and fair play, the Party should take decision on Zoning timeously so as to prevent complications to the process.”

Ologunagba affirmed that the PDP’s presidential primaries would be conducted on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, 2022, in Abuja.

“NEC ratified the conduct of the Presidential Primary (Special National Convention) to elect our Party’s Presidential Candidate on Saturday May 28 to Sunday May 29, 2022 in Abuja.

“NEC approved the setting up of the National Convention Organising Committee and approved the appointment of His Excellency, Senator David Mark as Chairman, His Excellency Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as Deputy Chairman and His Excellency Ibrahim Shema as Secretary.

“NEC assured of free, fair, credible and transparent processes for the emergence of our Party’s Candidates for all elective positions in the 2023 general elections,” he said.

Already, the PDP has screened 17 presidential aspirants who have purchased the party’s nomination forms.

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