Oct 23, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Fact Check: Has PDP Truly Thrown 2023 Presidential Ticket Open to All Zones?

Claim: A report published by the Nigerian Tribune claims that the PDP has opened the presidency to all zones of the country.

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The report is misleading. The PDP has yet to make a decision regarding its presidential ticket for 2023.

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Before the 2023 elections, political parties in Nigeria, especially the Der All Progressives, have Congress (APC) and the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rule their presidential tickets for the southern region.

The Southern Governors’ Forum and other groups in the South, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo etc. were all at the forefront of agitation for the Southern Presidency.

On Friday October 8th, the Nigerian Tribune released a report , claiming that Nigeria’s leading opposition party, the PDP, has decided to open its presidential card to all six geopolitical zones in the country instead of limiting it to the south alone.

The report follows the meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the PDP, which took place a Held in Abuja on Thursday October 7th.


However, it was determined that the story contained little or nothing regarding the claim in the headline .

Rather, the report was mainly about the northern caucus of the PDP-NEC meeting to discuss how to fill the party’s national chairmanship, which was previously the north.

The report also cited an anonymous source who claimed that the northern caucus “did not discuss the PDP NEC’s decision to open the praesidium ncy in all six geopolitical zones of the country. “

There was no part of history that specifically stated that the PDP canceled its 2023 presidential election ticket for all zones open.

According to Premium Times , the PDP held “Mama” at the NEC meeting on Thursday, where she got her presidential ticket in Z one should divide “. “.

The newspaper further stated:

” Probably the hottest topics in the country’s political arena, the PDP, again on its 94th National Executive Council ( NEC) session on Thursday avoided discussion on the issue.

“After meeting with journalists, the party’s spokeswoman, Kola Ologbondiyan, announced that the NEC was only following the recommendations of the 44-member committee have considered and approved zoning national officers. “

Also, The Punch reported what Ologbondiyan said when asked if the zoning issue of the Presidents 2023 It was discussed and what decision was made.

Here is Ologbondiyan according to the newspaper:

“The matter of the Governor’s Bala Mohammed Committee came and it was decided that it should be postponed to another NEC meeting. Today’s meeting was about the Ugwuanyi Committee’s report, and that’s exactly what it did. ”

The Cable also reported to Ologbondiyan that the PDP is not yet there to make a decision on zoning the presidential ticket.


The report by the Nigerian Tribune with the headline that the PDP their 2023 presidential election thrown ticket for all zones is misleading.

Although the PDP NEC met on Thursday, no decision was made on the zoning of the presidential ticket.

< h2> PDP advocates push for David Mark

Meanwhile, there are indications that former Senate President David Mark could rise as the next chairman of the PDP.

Immediately after the announcement by the zone committee, some stakeholders turned to Mark about the Füh The opposition party should be considered.

Nevertheless, it was found that his candidacy did not go down well with some party leaders who were offended by the zoning.