The Forum of Southeast Chairmen of People’s Democratic Party has frowned at comment made by Senator Gabriel Suswam over the zoning of 2023 presidency.
The Ebonyi State PDP Chairman, Onyekachi Nwebonyi, who also double as the chairman of the group stated that the Southeast has done a lot for the PDP and deserve to be rewarded with Presidency in 2023.
He said that aside from the fact that the zone has been schemed out for long, they have the capability to turn around the economic fortune of the country for the better.
Nwebonyi’s statement reads:
“The recent statement by the former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, that the PDP has zoned its 2023 presidential ticket to the north is a calculated attempt to disorganize the party ahead of 2023 elections. It is obvious that Senator Suswam is pushing a clandestine agenda to serve personal interests or unsettle the PDP. Needless arguing the authenticity of his statement, but the party cannot take such a weighty decision without the national executive committee of the party. It is a mischievous lie from the realm of his imagination.
“The Forum of Southeast state chairmen of PDP, which I lead today, rejects and will vehemently reject such decision if ever it is pushed before the NEC of the party.
“By every sense of judgment the Southeast should have the presidency slot in 2023. I therefore enjoin all stakeholders in the play of power who are harbouring the idea of zoning the 2023 presidential ticket out of the Southeast to jettison such idea. Equity and justice demand it is their turn. They have men and women of impeccable character. They have men and women with creativity and ingenuity that can turn desert into forest. We the Southeast state chairmen of the PDP stand firm for justice and equity, and will ever stand for that.”