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PDP governors have allegedly held a meeting in Ghana in a bid to reach an agreement over the zoning of the party's 2023 presidential ticket The meeting, however, failed to yield a positive result as the governors were split along the North-South divide However, Governor Wike of Rivers state has said the report that of the PDP governors holding a meeting in Europe to pick the party’s presidential and running mate is false
Accra, Ghana - The governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have failed to reach a consensus over the zoning of the party's 2023 presidential ticket, a report by The Nation has stated. According to the newspaper, the governors had a retreat in Accra, Ghana on Tuesday, February 15, and Wednesday, February 16, with a view to end the disagreement over the zoning.
The governors, however, reportedly returned to Nigeria on Thursday, February 17, failing to reach a consensus on the crucial issue. vimtechafrica.com.ng gathers that the governors were split along the North-South divide at the meeting. The southern governors insisted on the power shift to the south in 2023
Anonymous sources cited by the newspaper said Aminu Tambuwal, a northerner and governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, insisted on going for the PDP's presidential ticket. He was reported to have refused to accept the offer to running mate to a southern candidate. It was also learnt that the governors ruled out the chances of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the race for the ticket. Governors present at the meeting are Tambuwal, Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Emmanuel Udom (Akwa Ibom), Bala Mohammed (Bauchi), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Seyi Makinde (Oyo), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Ahmadu Fintiri (Adamawa)