Will the North micro zone presidential slot?

North East for Atiku and Dankwambo This is another zone in Nigeria that has the list, but aspirants that stand a better chance of gaining the PDP ticket for the 2019 Presidential election.
The aspirants are the former Vice President, Alh Atiku Abubakar and the incumbent governor of Come state, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.
According to INEC the zone has 9,929,015 registered voters.
Atiku, speaking through the spokesman for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi, sometimes ago said he was confident of emerging the PDP candidate in the primaries to be held later this month, since the PDP had not micro-zoned the Presidency to the NorthCentral, Atiku would not step down for anyone.
He said “ The business of zoning is a party matter, and the PDP, to the best of my knowledge, has not microzoned its Presidency.
It was only zoned to the North.
However, the former VicePresident has evolved beyond the candidacy of a tendency or even a zone.
“He is a pan-Nigeria candidate but we recognise that this country has become extremely divided and it takes a pan-Nigerian, who has a relationship with every part of this country to be able to bring the nation together.
This is one of the many reasons he is needed”, he added.
While the Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo who spoke thorough, Director, Media & Strategic Communication, Dankwambo Presidential Campaign Organisation, Dr.
Ayoade Adewopo, said if such condition as micro zoning should be considered, “for the purpose of fairness, equitable distribution of power and to forge a formidable front in the 2019 presidential election, the North East zone deserves priority in that regard, not the North West, which has produced five out of the nine heads of states of the country from the North till date, while the North East has only produced one and that was over 50 years ago.
The North East is the most marginalized zone in Northern Nigeria.
“It is on record that the only leader ever produced from the North East zone was late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the selfless and dedicated Prime Minister, who served the nation from 1960 to 1966 with all he had, including his dear life.
The North East zone and the country, by extension, is about to recover the loss, 52 years after Sir Tafawa Balawa’s demise, as another true son of the zone, Dr.
Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, the Executive Governor of Gombe State, has been trumped up for election as President of Nigeria on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Interestingly, the two aspirants seem to stand a better chance of picking the parties ticket.
In the case of Atiku, he his considered more experienced, with the political structure and wealth to put the APC in their toes, while Dankwambo on the others hand is considered a strong aspirant because of his age and immunity that will prevent the APC from using some of the state apparatus to chase after him Mark, Saraki and Jang battle for North Central Ahead of 2019 PDP’s Presidential aspirants it is either for the former Senate President, Senator David Bonaventure Mark who is from Benue state, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, from Kwara state and the for governor of Plateau state, Senator Jona Jang.
It was also made known by the INEC that there are 10,586,965 million registered voters in this region.
Advancing an argument in favour of the Zone, Saraki said “as a geopolitical zone, we have paid our dues.
It is the turn of our zone to lead Nigeria to stability.
We have gone through bad times.
The nation has become crises-ridden; the killings are uncalled for and the Benue valley is the worst hit.
There should be justice to every citizen, regardless of geographical location.
Democracy entails freedom or rights of the people.
Our rights should not be imprisoned.” According to him, Nigeria needs leaders who are capable of representing all interest groups, and not a section of the country.
On his part, the former Senate President, David Bonaventure Mark said, “I am an aspirant seeking for your support but if I do not get it I am still ready to support anybody that emerges as candidate.
We will struggle and get back power from the All Progressives People Congress (APC).
Power comes from God; I have never left PDP.
I will continue to be in PDP because it is the only party that can bring development in Nigeria.
Political analysts observed that the three aspirants will at a point reach an agreement to pick a consensus candidate from that zone that will effectively fight for the party’s ticket.
PDP will not Micro Zone – Ologbondiyan The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, disclosed this in reaction to a call by some aspirants, that the PDP should pick its presidential candidate from the North-West to stand a better chance of ousting All Progressives Congress, APC, from Aso Rock in 2019.
Ologbondiyan noted that “the leadership of the party would not stand in the way of delegates in the determination of the PDP flag bearer for the 2019 presidential election, noted that all aspirants would reach out to delegates to present their plans for Nigerians ahead of the polls.
He said: “Senator Kwankwaso said what in his opinion, represents the best option for the PDP but as a party that is democratic, there is no way we will shut out any aspirant because of where he comes from.
The party has encouraged them (aspirants) to reach out to Nigerians and present their plans so that at the end, the one that will emerge the candidate will carry the others along.
“I repeat, we are not going to shut anybody out of the presidential race because we believe each of these aspirants has what it takes to outperform President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC if given the opportunity to preside over the affairs of this nation, he said.

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