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2023: Atiku says zoning not the solution to Nigeria’s problems

A former Vice President , Atiku Abubakar, says the origin of the president has never been the solution to the series of problems facing the nation.

He stated that the next president can come from any region as his party – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moves to reclaim power at the centre in 2023.

Atiku made the remark on Thursday at the meeting of the PDP National Executive Committee held at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja.

This comes after the main opposition party zoned the national chairmanship of the party to the north, paving the way for a southern president.

Addressing members of the party’s highest decision-making body who approved the recommendations of the PDP Zoning Committee, he asked them to be fair and just in deciding where the party’s presidential candidate would come from.

Atiku, who was the presidential candidate of the main opposition party in the 2019 elections, believes the PDP has the right to determine who represents it or not, just as citizens reserve the right to decide who to vote for.

According to him, there is nothing like a southern or northern president as what is important is that such an individual must be a Nigerian.

The Wazirin Adamawa warned that the decision of the NEC would largely determine whether or not the PDP would have a chance in 2023 to return to power or not.

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