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No discussion on 2023 presidential zoning yet – PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it has not taken any decision on the zoning of the presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election.

PDP in a statement issued by the party spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, noted that report that it was planning to retain the zoning of the presidential and vice-presidential slot to the North-East and South-East, were just rumours.

“For the avoidance of doubt, our party is yet to discuss the 2023 presidential election, overtly or covertly, at any time whatsoever,” he said.

“If anything, the PDP is currently working with Nigerians on how to win its elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states and will not be distracted by individuals who found themselves operating in the highest offices of the land but failing in governance,” he added.

The party further called for the release of Abutu, the party’s Head of Security for the Wada Campaign Organisation who was arrested alongside 6 others by police operatives from Abuja.

Ologbondiyan accused Governor Yahaya Bello for Abutu’s arrest.

“Only on Saturday, the APC, using some hoodlums and compromised security agents, led by Bello’s illegitimate deputy governor, Edward Onoja, arrested the PDP head of security in the Dekina Local Government Area, Mr Edeh Abutu, on trumped-up charges of possession of firearm,” he said.

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