PDP’s top secret deals revealed against 2019 presidential election

Defectors, hoping to acquire their presidential ambition on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) inside the 2019 elections, may be in for a uncooked deal.

The PDP, in line with pinnacle degree sources, may additionally shut its doors in opposition to presidential aspirants crossing from rival parties.

Some presidential aspirants from outside the PDP have  been feeling  the heartbeat of the birthday celebration on their possibilities.

It changed into also learnt that PDP leaders are close to accomplishing a consensus on giving the  vice presidency  to the South East.

In go back, the South East caucus has opted to forego any aspiration for key positions within the National Working Committee( NWC).

The simplest position the South East is seeking within the NWC is the National Organizing Secretary.

The workplace of National Chairman has been zoned to the South West,in line with research. These  mystery offers are the highlights of the horse-trading that has been taking place inside the birthday celebration over the last few weeks.

It changed into learnt that the PDP has been running on a components with a purpose to re-integrate all parts of the country.

The “secret deals” appear to had been borrowed from the  prevailing strategy of the defunct National Party of Nigeria( NPN) which dominated the u . S . A . From 1979 to 1983.

A incredibly-positioned birthday party source  told The Nation that PDP leaders “had been carrying out horse-trading inside the beyond few weeks in advance of our next optionally available National Convention.

“These leaders have built some consensus on power sharing, which includes the shutting of our doors in opposition to defectors from different parties who're simplest inquisitive about our  presidential price ticket.

“As an included celebration, we welcome defectors, however we might not concede an automatic presidential price tag to any of them. We need all the ones becoming a member of our birthday celebration to study the ropes and queue for a while.

“We believe in birthday celebration area and supremacy; members  must trust inside the celebration they're joining. No risk for gold diggers again.”

Responding to a question, the supply stated: “As part of the secret offers, it's miles taken as a right that  the presidential price tag will go to the North. It is the candidate we are left with.

“As for the vice presidency, the consensus to this point is in favour of the South East so one can cope with the marginalization of the Igbo. The PDP’s awareness is at the unity and reintegration of this usa. We want to create a feel of belonging for all.

“We have additionally found that giving the VP slot to the Igbo may additionally clear up the latest recourse to separatist agitations inside the u . S ..”

The supply stated “despite the fact that the South South is extreme in its demand for the VP slot, the fact that the geopolitical quarter recently completed a five-yr presidency in 2015 offers the South East a bonus.”

The source brought that party  leaders are also trying to “persuade the South South to have a rethink. We will skew the electricity formula in a way that the region may additionally produce the President of the Senate and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation or different leverage appointments.

“These are some of the ongoing mystery offers a good way to deliver the APC a good combat in 2019. All the six geopolitical zones will get a fair deal.

“The components being worked out is much like that of the defunct NPN  and a touch blend of former Social Democratic Party( PDP) which won the annulled 1993 presidential ballot .”

On the destiny of the South West, the source introduced: “The area is sincerely producing the National Chairman of the birthday party with different juicy appointments on the cards.

“It is left to the leaders of the birthday celebration in the South West to give a credible preference with a purpose to lead the PDP to victory in 2019.

“The National Convention will ratify the energy sharing system in December. We are not going to go away something to possibilities.”

Some stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were rumoured to be interested by defecting to the PDP to fulfil their presidential aspiration in 2019.

Also, the fate of a few PDP leaders to be both President or Vice President or National Chairman  may additionally were subtly foreclosed.

Those allegedly jostling  or pencilled down /advocated for the VP price ticket within the PDP encompass Governor Nyesom Wike, Senate Deputy President Ike Ekweremadu, ex-Governor Donald  Duke and ex-Governor Godswill Akpabio.

For the National Chairman of the party, those being touted are ex-Ondo State navy governor, Chief Olabode George, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, ex-Governor Liyel Imoke and a former National Organizing Secretary of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus.

With the continued horse-trading, the presidential ambition of Governor Ayo Fayose seems  threatened.

The source said: “Fayose’s candidacy can't fly at all. He is best looking to improve the selection procedure. To us, he is merely playing to the gallery by workout his fundamental rights to aspire to any political workplace and contest.”

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