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2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by tonysunkan(m): 5:41pm On Sep 18
2023 Presidency: PDP may lose again if northern candidate emerges, says Okupe

A former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, has warned the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party against presenting a northern candidate for the 2023 presidential election to avoid another major defeat.

The PDP chieftain stated this in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday.

Okupe argued that the zoning arrangement in the PDP ended with the 2019 presidential election but that some people within the party are insisting on presenting a northern candidate for the 2023 poll.

He said major politicians were defecting from the party because of the issue of a northern presidential candidate.

He expressed the fears that the party could collapse before 2023 if the gale of defections continues.

Okupe said, “The gale of defections in the Peoples Democratic Party has nothing to do with any form of crisis. It is just part of happenings when a general election is approaching

“Those who have defected have personal issues with party leadership, especially on the zoning arrangement.



“The issue of zoning shouldn’t be a basis for defections at this time because the committee set up to determine that will soon conclude their assignment and submit their report

“However, there is a strong indication that the party is erroneously tilting towards zoning the presidency to the North.

“Zoning is a veritable instrument that ensures equity and balancing in the nation, gives hope and confidence and support to our national unity.

“The zoning arrangement which the PDP started since 1998 was based on the assumption that the party will be in power consistently but the moment it lost power in 2015, automatically the arrangement has to be reviewed in view of the development

“When the PDP lost power, there was a southern president in power. If the party didn’t lose power and completed in 2019, zoning would kick in and power would have shifted to the North.

“However, the party that won the election presented a northern candidate who by 2023 would have ruled for eight years.

“We still carried on as if the former arrangement was still in place in 2019 and it was justifiable because within the PDP at that time for us to put forward a northern candidate.


“In 2023, with APC having ruled for eight years with a northern candidate, it will be preposterous, unjust, uncaring and blatant for the PDP to zone the presidential ticket to the north because the arrangement expired the moment our party lost power in 2019.

“There should be a reset of the zoning arrangement in 2023. It does not make sense to replace a northern government of eight years with another northern government for another eight years, it doesn’t make sense.

“That is why the PDP should zone the presidency to the South. The southern governors who are the leaders of the South had spoken, we should listen to then.

“It will be folly, reckless and insensitive for any political party to ignore the position of the southern governors

“Some people who think they control wealth are talking within the party while reasonable and strong men are keeping quiet. Some are being given money to keep quiet.

“The struggle between Secondus and Wike is unnecessary. It ought not to have degenerated to this level. Our party may lose again if we zone presidency to the North again in 2023, ” Okupe added.
https://punchng.com/2023-presidency-pdp-may-lose-again-if-northern-candidate-emerges-says-okupe/

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by aanuoluwami14(f): 5:41pm On Sep 18
Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by Tissaia(f): 5:48pm On Sep 18
South West will definitely stick with APC....
SS and SE will stick with PDP..
North will weigh options wether to stick with APC or go for PDP, if the APC candidates are non-starter

North is the golden ticket..... Otukpe just want to eat

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by chatinent: 5:48pm On Sep 18
Human government has failed.

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by UltimateSpice: 5:51pm On Sep 18
There is still a lot to unravel about 2023 Presidency.

What if APC also presents a Northern Candidate?

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by WibusJaga: 6:03pm On Sep 18

North... South,
North... South,
North... South,
North... South,
North... South,
North... South,
....
Country is deeply divided along: Rotational Presidency, Open grazing, VAT collection, Sharia...
Make dem kuku divide this kwantiri into Northern & Southern Nigeria.

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by Sonnobax15(m): 6:14pm On Sep 18
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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by ainas247: 6:14pm On Sep 18
Which candidate PDP would present...
you people would see its still going to be Atiku..

mean why let me manage your ads for your products or services
chat up now

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by kolonoentertain: 6:15pm On Sep 18
yees
Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by Jerryherd: 6:16pm On Sep 18
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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by OLDESTWARRIBOY: 6:16pm On Sep 18
No talk of infrastructure, economy policies, security, sports, unemployment, naira declining and how to move the country forward....nothing. just North Central say na dem turn, Yoruba say na dem turn, tambuwal & wike say na dem turn, Igbo say na dem turn, Jonathan say na im turn, Umahi will do anything even shoot his wife to get that seat!! WHO SWEAR FOR THIS COUNTRY

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by Splitmind: 6:16pm On Sep 18
APC is winning because we are the best party. Take it or leave it!

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by Midenola(f): 6:17pm On Sep 18
Whatever rocks their boat


This country has no vital benefits and values for the citizens.

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by Uwugah: 6:18pm On Sep 18
cheesy
Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by ItsTutsi(m): 6:19pm On Sep 18
As a northerner

Anybody but nyamuri flat.head from hiv/potopoto/erosion ravaged region

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by aviara: 6:21pm On Sep 18
Whenever its a Yoruba man speaking, just remember they can't be trusted
Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by Jibabs2(m): 6:23pm On Sep 18
Osinbajo or nothing

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by stobery(m): 6:23pm On Sep 18
grin
That useless Atiku dont have sense

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by stepaside2: 6:25pm On Sep 18
GEJ laid the foundation for all this nonsense. When he was asked to allow the North produce a Presidential candidate in 2011 to complete Yaradua's tenure, he refused. He contested and won. He contested again in 2015 and if he won would have ensured the South ruled for 18 yrs compared with the North's 2 years. In that scenario, the South would have kept quiet, cleaned mouth and give one flimsy excuse. The North licked its wounds in 2011 and waited for a payback opportunity which they are now exploring. We shouldn't have been discussing this issue now

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:25pm On Sep 18
brainpulse:
Failed party of vultures
Gbamsolutely!!!

A party of looters and criminals that couldn't construct their National HEADQUARTERS for 16 years want to build a country!
Awon werey 100%.

Going on memory lane for those that suffer from collective amnesia around, AKA Children of hate, frustrations and perdition..
The 12-storey structure projected to serve as the national secretariat of the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is tottering, being a borrowed vision that was not contemplated by the founding fathers of the party.
 
 After organising fundraising on two occasions and gathering billions of naira, the office could not complete that single project.

As such, five years after work on the site was stopped in 2014, the new helmsmen in PDP are crying for funds to see to the completion of the building. However, the cry for more funds has raised fresh concerns over the status and whereabouts of the N21billion raised during a special fundraising dinner organised by the party on December 2014.  
  
Incumbent PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, recently lamented that there was not enough money to complete the new national secretariat, which cost has was varied upwards from N11.5bilion to N16billion.
    
The then governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, an architect, was commissioned to put up the project design. And in a bid to get the structure off the drawing board, PDP organised fundraising on November 14, 2008, targeting N10b out of which it raked in N6b. The dinner was chaired by Vice President Goodluck Jonathan and the highest donation came from Mr. Femi Otedola, while the richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, announced a donation of N3b worth of cement.

UP TILL NOW, Nothing to show for it.
They even sold the cement Dangote gave them and looted the money!


This dead and looting party doing all they can trying to stay relevant.
Awon werey 100%!!

grin cheesy wink

A party of looters and criminals that couldn't construct their national headquarters for 16 years want to build a country!
Awon werey 100%.

Perennial losers and thieves.
Party of confusion, looting and corrupt souls in disarray..

Truth is not bitter, just that people are bitter to the truth........

PDP in Nigeria again?!
God forbid bad thing
we rather vote for FRESH Party!!


We Rise.

uba1991:
God bless you guys.
Amen.
Chief Uba,
God bless you and yours too.
A better Nigeria all around is all we want.

If the truth want to kill some people, let them die!

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:26pm On Sep 18
stepaside2:
GEJ laid the foundation for all this nonsense. When he was asked to allow the North produce a Presidential candidate in 2011 to complete Yaradua's tenure, he refused. He contested and won. He contested again in 2015 and if he won would have ensured the South ruled for 18 yrs compared with the North's 2 years. In that scenario, the South would have kept quiet, cleaned mouth and give one flimsy excuse. The North licked its wounds in 2011 and waited for a payback opportunity which they are now exploring. We shouldn't have been discussing this issue now
Hmmmm, this is deep!

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:26pm On Sep 18
Jibabs2:
Osinbajo or nothing

Our own @MANNABBQGRILLS be say : STARBOY & Zulum for 2023.


Our amiable Vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
Our next President come 2023 Insha Allah.
By God's Grace.
Nigeria will be great again.

Osinbajo, The great Man.

Our own @MANNABBQGRILLS be say : STARBOY and ZULUM all da Way.

Come 2023 BGG,
STARBOY and ZULUM we dey for una.
Whether the evil ones like it or not,
Nigeria will succeed.

Topmaike007:
I like this your combo...

Pls when will APC membership card revalidation exercise end..

I need to collect mine
Our Combo is actually a well selected great Combo to move our nation forward.
That being said,,
Chief Topmaike,
We no too know about this APC revalidation tin o.
We are not actually a card carrying member of any political party in Nigeria.
The only 2 guys we love in Naija politics are our darling Daddy and his amiable Vice.
Now, Zulum has joined the rank.
We only go to the polls on election day to cast our votes for good, honest men that meant well for the nation, no matter the party they are.
And you don't have to be a party member to do that.

But in the past one month, we have noticed how all the top big wigs and non-politicians alike are all joining APC in their various Constituencies, from Governors, to Businesses owners and Entrepreneurs.
We are looking and researching about the good ones among them already.

Serveyouright:

The best for the job so far. If only greedy men in politics will allow this combo to fly.
We sane, good, honest and hardworking Nigerians will do all in our power to make this Combo work.
That is why we all must come together.

Nigeria will be great again in our lifetime

iHart:
I love this man
We Love him too.
Only fraudsters, criminals, thieves and losers in life don't like him obviously cool.
The same nuisances that do not like sane, good and honest members here.
Two time losers.

God bless our amiable Vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo.
God bless Nigeria.

Our own @MANNABBQGRILLS be say : STARBOY and ZULUM all da Way.

Come 2023 BGG,
STARBOY and ZULUM we dey for una.
Whether the evil ones like it or not,
Nigeria will succeed.

Serveyouright:

The best for the job so far. If only greedy men in politics will allow this combo to fly.
We sane, good, honest and hardworking Nigerians will do all in our power to make this Combo work.
That is why we all must come together.

Nigeria will be great again in our lifetime

PYO : Man of the people.... Sane people we mean.
Sane, honest and hardworking Nigerians. kiss

Mexzy4sho:

one can't deny that this combo would be the best to beat currently in Nigeria.
Manna, you make sense for here.
Now, clap for yasef undecided

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by TWLifestyle: 6:26pm On Sep 18
Lol - PDP has fallen ino the pit it thought it was digging for apc . This is so sweet to see. They orchestrated mayhem for 8 years to vilify the govt . Criminalizing fulanis while thinking they could convince people atiku was a detribalised fulani and a liberal muslim - npw the hatred of fulani has reached a peak - even atiku himself has become untouchable Loooooooooooooooooolzy lollz .

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by abobote: 6:27pm On Sep 18
Who takes this man serious, PDP should present Atiku again, he is the only one with the wallchest to fight the APC
Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by MeinFuhrer: 6:28pm On Sep 18
aviara:
Whenever its a Yoruba man speaking, just remember they can't be trusted

Why do Nigerians always say this, same as jews you can't trust a Jew they're slimy.

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Re: 2023 Presidency: PDP May Lose Again If Northern Candidate Emerges, Says Okupe by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:29pm On Sep 18
Jibabs2:
Osinbajo or nothing

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