On Air Now

Whaat's Up Lagos

10:00am - Noon

Zoning or Consensus? Callers react to the PDP's Presidential Dilemma

The zoning debate in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) isn’t going away soon.

Some party members are advocating for the presidential ticket to be zoned to the South, others want an open contest in the primary, and yet there are those who are pushing for a consensus candidate.

This controversy was the subject of discussion among Hard Facts listeners on Wednesday.

Elvis, who called into the show, wants the party to focus on selecting a candidate who is marketable across the country.

In contrast, another caller, Malik, wants the PDP to continue its policy of zoning between Northern and Southern Nigeria.

According to him, this will ensure equal representation for all regions of the country.

The party currently boasts of 13 presidential aspirants which include: Atiku Abubakar, Bukola Saraki, Aminu Tambuwal, Bala Mohammed, Peter Obi, Nyesom Wike, Nwachukwu Anakwenze, Sam Ohuabunwa, Udom Emmanuel, Anyim Pius Anyim, Oliver Tareila Diana, Dele Momodu and Mohammed Hayatu-Deen.

 

More from Hard Facts


Weather

  • Lagos Weather

    Light rain

    High: 29°C | Low: 27°C