Coalition faults Mohammed’s report on PDP’s no-zoning policy
Describes It As Changing Goal Post At Middle Of Game
A youth socio-political organisation in the Southeast, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has faulted the Bala Mohammed-led Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in which it declared “no zoning formula” for the party in the 2023 presidential contest.
A statement issued at the weekend by the body’s President General, Chief Goodluck Egwu Ibem and the Secretary General, Kanice Igwe, said: “The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, the apex socio-political youth organisation in the South East geopolitical zone rejects in its entirety the no-zoning committee report, headed by Bala Mohammed, the executive governor of Bauchi State. The report is anti-people, aimed at returning Prince Uche Secondus as PDP’s National Chairman and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as presidential candidate come 2023.
“The Mohammed self-serving report has confirmed PDP as a party that has no respect and value for party loyalty and support. Rather, it is a party whose purpose is to serve personal interest and reason. The Southeast has been a major supporter of the PDP since its formation in 1998 till date. A prominent son of South East, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, laid the foundation with his G34 group upon which the party was formed in 1998.
“Ndigbo has suffered, sacrificed and invested so much towards the progress and success of PDP, right from its inception till date and deserves to be given the party’s presidential ticket come 2023 for her hard work towards the party’s progress and success.
“Furthermore, it is on record that Atiku Abubakar was part and parcel of the meeting that agreed on rotation of the party’s presidential ticket between the north and the south. Why is he now the brain behind changing the goalpost in the middle of the game? In 2011 PDP presidential primary election, Atiku Abubakar openly told the world that he was in the meeting that agreed on zoning the party’s presidential ticket between the north and south…
“… Never has it been said that a committee was formed to review such sensitive issue. It is dictatorial for anyone to think he can change the zoning of the party’s presidential ticket agreed upon by the party’s founding fathers…”
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