It is being reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has halted its ongoing National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
According to ThisDay newspaper, the meeting which started in the morning on Wednesday, May 11 was halted following several hours of deliberation to reach a resolution on the zoning method of selecting candidates for the 2023 polls.
But Legit.ng is reporting that party members will reconvene again by 8 pm today (Wednesday) to reach a final resolution on whether it will adopt the zoning process.
After a three-hour meeting between caucus members and governors on Wednesday, it was agreed to adjourn as follows:
- National Caucus meeting at 4 pm
- Board of Trustees meeting at 7 pm
- NEC meeting at 8 pm.
There has been conflicting opinions on the selection of candidates within the opposition party
Northern aspirants like Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, Aminu Tambuwal, and Bala Muhammed, have been vocal about adopting consensus candidacy. Meanwhile, the southeast and southwest candidate argues that according to the constitution of the party, it will be statutorily right for the party to adopt the zoning method as it has been done over the years.
It will be unfair if southeast is denied ticket – Peter Obi’s camp
In an earlier report by Legit.ng, the camp of former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi has stated that it will be unfair for the party to deny southeast the presidential ticket.
The spokesperson for the former governor, Valentine Obienyem made this known during an interview with Punch newspaper. He said: “Although the party’s decision remained supreme, His Excellency has every chance to clinch the party’s ticket based on equity, fairness, and credibility, but it will be an injustice if the South-East is denied the ticket.”