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2023: Igbo leaders threaten to dump PDP

Some Igbo leaders have threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if it fails to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the southeast region.

ThePunch reports that the threat was issued on Thursday, March 25, by a group of eminent Nigerians from the south-east geopolitical zone under the auspices of the Igbo Leadership Development Foundation.

The leaders warned that they would mobilise their people from the southeast zone in opposition to the PDP if the party fails to stick to its constitution which provides for a rotational presidency.

Furthermore, the organisation stated that it would take the PDP to court if the party refuses to support a southeast presidential candidate.

The group’s warning was read by its director of public affairs, Dr Law Mefor, and those who also signed the statement are Dr. Godwin Udibe (Chairman) and Onyebuchi Obeta (National Secretary).

This comes amid reports that the PDP is planning to zone its presidency to the north-east, sticking with the formula it used in 2019 that saw former vice-president Atiku Abubakar fly its flag.

Abubakar is said to be making yet another aim for the presidency in 2023.

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