The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has disclosed that it would not zone the Governorship ticket for the 2021 election in Anambra State.
According to the party, its priority is to identify a credible and sellable Candidate that would secure victory for it.
TOS TV gathered that the development is coming after some Traditional Rulers from the Southern Senatorial District of the State, called on the attention of Governor Willie Obiano, to ensure that their zone produces the next Governor.
Recall, that the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), National Chairman, Chief Victor Oye, had earlier in the year, said that the party zoned the Governorship ticket to Anambra South.
Meanwhile, the PDP National Vice Chairman, South-East, Chief Austin Umahi, who made the party’s position known, said that zoning the Governorship might be the internal affair of APGA, which had nothing to do with the PDP.
According to him, there is no way another party’s zoning arrangement would apply to the PDP.
Addressing Newsmen in Enugu, after the PDP’s monthly zonal meeting, at the weekend, he wondered ”the zoning people” were talking about.
He stated that the PDP has not been in power in the State for a very long time, so it would go the whole-hog of identifying the best Candidate to win the election.
“Anambra election is very cardinal to us; we would not allow what happened before to happen again to us, because we are determined and dogged to recapture Anambra as a party, because the State belongs to PDP, if not for sabotage and PHD (Pull Him Down) syndrome in Anambra State, which we have taken precaution to nip in the bud this time around.
“On the issue of zoning, this is PDP, not APGA. We are going for the best Candidate, irrespective of where he comes from.
“If he likes, let him come from anywhere, and let his brother act as the Deputy. The most important thing is that PDP wants to reclaim Anambra State, because the State is very cardinal to the South-East.
“There is no way South-East Governors Forum would meet as PDP, and Anambra State would be lacking. So, the onus lies on us to get Anambra back on the stream for PDP”, Chief Umahi stated.