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Published On: Mon, Jan 6th, 2020

2023 zoning comment: Group calls for the resignation of PDP BoT chairman

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By Ochiaka Ugwu

An interest group, National Democratic Movement has called on the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Sen. Walid Jubrin to resign his position over his comment on zoning the 2023 presidency.
The group in a communiqué reached after their meeting in Abuja at the weekend and signed by the trio of Deacon Wale Adegoke, President, Engr. Abdulahi Musa, Secretary and Chief Antony Ijele, Treasurer noted that rather than commit himself to a genuine path of zoning the presidency of the party to the South come 2023 general elections, Jubrin spoke from both sides of his mouth with a vague declaration that the ticket is open to all the geo political zones of the country.
The group strongly viewed the statement credited to him as hollow enticement and time buying tactics to perverse the course of democracy and justice.
They, therefore, urged Sen. Jubrin to resign from the BOT Chairmanship of the party forthwith, failure of which they will mobilize members and cadres of the party to embark on 10,000 Man march against his continuation in office.
They vowed to deploy every lawful means at their disposal to uproot him, restore sanity, trust and confidence among the members of the party in line with the vision of the founding fathers.
The group noted that as a political party that believes in popular participation, PDP has credible and patriotic leaders within the party ranging from former Presidents, Governors, Senator and men of goodwill to serve as an alternative replacement.
“The National Democratic Movement have been in the fore front of mass mobilization and political engineering of the members of the PDP and consists of several groups and credible individuals in various parts of the country, working towards the consolidation of the PDP at all levels of democratic governance, constituency cultivation, dousing inter- religious and inter- ethnic tensions”.

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