2023 Election: PDP Governors To Hold Meeting With Jonathan, Atiku
Top chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including a former president, Goodluck Jonathan, and ex-vice president, Atiku Abubakar are reportedly scheduled to hold a meeting with some governors from the party to resolve the issue of the 2023 presidential ticket.
The Nation, citing sources, reported that the meeting was called to resolve the zoning issue before it causes a crisis in the party.
The newspaper stated that PDP chieftains raised the concerns that governors and other prominent party leaders may defect if the matter is not resolved.
In addition to Jonathan and Atiku, another chieftain of the PDP that would reportedly be consulted over the zoning matter is Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state.
Others are Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, ex-governor Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso among others.
A source speaking about the planned meeting said:
Quick resolution of whether the party should zone its presidential ticket or not will go a long way in determining where the next national chairman should also emerge from.
“These are issues needing prompt decision and our leaders are not moving fast enough on the matter. But the party belongs to all of us and we all must be ready to make sacrifices for its survival. 2023 is closer than we think, and PDP must make hay while it is still sunny.”