The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has clarified that the party is yet to take a position on zoning with regards to the 2023 Presidential Elections in the country.
This follows recent media speculations that the Party may have zoned its presidential ticket to a particular region in the country with prejudice to the recommendations of the Committee on the review of the 2019 Elections.
However, according to a press statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday, the Party explained further that it has not taken any decision on any of the recommendations proposed by the Senator Bala Mohammed-led PDP Committee on the review of the 2019 Elections.
The party state that it immensely appreciates the overwhelming interest by majority of Nigerians in the Party as the national rallying point to elect a pan-Nigeria, unifying and people-oriented leadership that would rescue the nation from misrule in the 2023 General Elections.
“Our party notes that such unprecedented public interest and confidence in the PDP is responsible for the widespread discussions and enquiries on the recommendations of the Committee on the review of the 2019 (General) Elections,” the statement read.
The Party revealed that the recommendations will be subjected to its democratic process by relevant organs of the party and consultation across all national interests.
In underlying its position as a Party built on democratic tenets, the statement said, “While our party appreciates the enthusiasm by Nigerian on our nomination processes, the PDP assures that its decisions on zoning will be the product of consultation, discussion and consensus building, taking into consideration the aggregate aspiration and hope of the generality of the Nigerian People.
“Our party has however noted the disposition and line of discussion from various political interests across the six geo-political zones of the country in the regard and at the appropriate time, the collective understanding of Nigerians will prevail,” the statement read.