The clamour for Igbo Presidency in 2023 recorded a major setback after Nigerian main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), insisted that its presidential candidate in 2019 general elections will not be stopped from seeking the opportunity to succeed President Buhari.
The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus gave this hint during a visit to Bauchi State in the company of Governor Aminu Waziri Taibuwal of Sokoto State, former Senate President David Mark, former governor of Gombe State, Hassan Ibrahim Dankwambo and the Deputy National Chairman of the party, North, Senator Nazif Sulieman Gamawa.
According to Secondus, “everyone who is qualified, young, old, governors and non-governors, is qualified and will have the opportunity to contest, and we have the space for everyone”.
”Zoning is entrenched in our constitution, and at the right time, you will hear from us. However, the party is very democratic. There is no room for discrimination.”
The Southeastern part of the country has been mobilising for 2023 Presidency which is expected to be zoned to the South at of the President Buhari-led government.