Despite the agitation by the South-east for it to allot the presidential ticket of the party to the zone in 2023, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said it would not be stampeded into doing so.
According to the party, it is premature to allot the party’s ticket to any of the six geopolitical zones as the party needs to engage in consultations with all its critical stakeholders to arrive at such a decision.
Many are advising PDP to zone, especially to assuage the moves by Ebonyi State Governor, Mr. Dave Umahi, to dump PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Now, he has moved, and even if the opposition party zones the ticket to the South-east, we would take decisions .
All the organs of the party will be involved when it gets to the stage of discussions on which zone gets the party’s presidential ticket.
Umahi, who is said to be nursing a new political ambition after the expiration of his second-term tenure in 2023, signalled his intention to defect to the APC unless the PDP zones its ticket to the South-east.
He decamped yesterday.