The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, on Thursday noted that the main opposition party will not abandon its zoning tradition ahead of the 2023 general elections.
According to Ayu, any presidential aspirant who does not get the ticket of the party should wait until another presidential election in the country.
The PDP Chairman stated this on Thursday while inaugurating the 37-person zoning committee of the party at its national secretariat in Abuja.
Ayu while addressing the delegates said, “PDP has a history of rotating our offices. Anybody who doesn’t get it this time should wait after the tenure of whoever will be our next president.
“We believe PDP is going to produce the next President once we start this journey. This time, we will ensure it goes round. And it will go round with justice, fairness and the interests of Nigeria.”
Ayu called on members of the committee to remain open to dialogue and endeavour to resolve differences amicably.
He added that openness led to a successful NEC meeting of the party last week.
The PDP Chairman further stated, “You will recall that in the NEC meeting discussions, we had no rancour whatsoever. I implore all of you to continue in the same spirit. PDP has a reputation for discussing whatever issues that we have. We talk, we don’t fight, we resolve issues.
“There is no issue that is too difficult or too important for the PDP to resolve. That is the spirit of the party. Therefore I urge all of you to discuss this matter with the same spirit that you discussed at NEC. Let us not have any rancour whatsoever and at the end of the day, remain focused on the main goal.”
Ayu while speaking on the aim of the party to win the presidential election affirmed that PDP would present a presidential candidate Nigerians will be proud of by the end of May 2022.
He said, “I believe that by the time we have the big prize in our hands, we will share it, we will rotate it the way we want.”