A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Lawal Usman, says the party must zone its presidential ticket to the North for 2023 general elections. This, he said was for strategic reasons.
Usman, popularly called ‘Mr. LA’, said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Zaria on Sunday.
He said, “For the strategic interest of the party and the nation, the PDP must zone its presidential ticket to the North in 2023.”
Usman said that the party must give the ticket to the North for fairness and equity.
“For justice and equity, the North should be allowed to produce the president in 2023 under the PDP.
The PDP was at the helm of affairs in Nigeria for 16 years, out of these, the South West ruled for eight years under former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, the South-South ruled for six years through former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
The entire North consisting of North Central, North East, and North West only ruled for two years under late President Umar Yar’adua,” he said.