Published March 16, 2021
THE Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Monday , urged the party leadership to zone the 2023 presidency to the South – South .
The state chairman of the party, Tony Aziegbemi , who made the appeal while addressing journalists in Benin , as part of activities to mark his first year in office, argued that the zone was shortchanged when President Goodluck Jonathan was denied a second term .
He said, “ As 2023 approaches , I humbly submit that our party has eminent men and women from across the six zones of the country that can lead us to victory . Our zone , South -South , I believe was short – changed when President ( Goodluck ) Jonathan was stopped from getting a second term .
“ With that in mind , and with the quality of leaders from the zone , we demand that our party, PDP , must zone the Presidency to the South – South to at least right the wrong that was inflicted on the zone .
“ Our Zone , South – South is the most ‘ PDPcentric’ zone in the country with all the states being governed by PDP and all the governors performing excellently well . We wish to place on record that we are very proud of all our governors in the zone . ”
Earlier , members of the Edo State executive of the PDP had a Thanksgiving service at the St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church , off Sakponba Road , Benin as part of activities to mark their one year in office .