The PDP South East Aspirants Sam OHUABNWA, Pius AYIM, Peter OBI and Nwachukwu ANAKWENZE meet, unite ad resolved to work together to ensure that a south easterner emerges as flag bearer of the PDP.
In a concrete show of solidarity, presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the South East met in Abuja on Saturday and demanded that the Party’s presidential ticket for 2023 should be zoned to their area.
"The aspirants who attended the meeting were: Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, Mr Peter Obi, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa and Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze.
We have agreed to work together as a team and that “we will work together to ensure that a South Easterner emerges as PDP flag bearer.
In doing so, it is important to note that we have always supported other zones and we now expect them to reciprocate”, the four aspirants demanded."
Anyim who read the decisions of the four said: “we have agreed to work together as a team and that “we will work together to ensure that a South Easterner emerges as PDP flag bearer.”
Other decisions by the presidential aspirants, according to Senator Anyim were: “we intend to consult with other zones on this issue and it is based on fairness and equity.
“In doing so, it is important to note that we have always supported other zones and we now expect them to reciprocate”, the four aspirants demanded.
He went further to say that, “it is to our knowledge that more aspirants may have obtained forms under PDP and we hope they will join us later.”
Responding to questions from reporters on whether they were working towards presenting a consensus candidate from among them, Anyim said, “when we get to the bridge, we will cross it. We will work together in the interest of the Party, in the interest of the nation and in the interest of the South East.”
When asked if the South east PDP Governors are in support of the meeting, the former President of the Senate said the aspirants were not in the position to speak for the Governors.