The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has warned the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against zoning its presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 elections.
Primate Ayodele warned that the PDP would not make any impact during the 2023 Presidential election if they zone the ticket to any region in the country.
The clergyman advised the PDP to pick the best candidate without regard for zoning rather than opt for a rotational method which would not help them.
In a statement by his Media Aide, Oluwatosin Osho, the clergyman said: “For the People Democratic Party (PDP), Primate Ayodele revealed that if the party wants to make an impact in the presidential election, the plans for rotation or zoning should be dumped.
“Ahead of the 2023 Presidential election, PDP must not use a rotational method to pick a candidate. The party needs the best candidate, and the rotational method won’t help.
“If the party wants to make an impact in the election, they must come as one house, go to the primary polls and let whoever will lose, lose and whoever will win, win without regard to zoning.”
Although some PDP chieftains have called for the presidency to be zoned to the North, the party is yet to make any official pronouncement on the issue.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed had insisted that the North would retain power in 2023.
He had claimed that under the PDP, the North still has four years to spend in power.