The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Uche Secondus says the party would not exclude former President Goodluck Jonathan, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and others from seeking the party’s presidential ticket in 2023.
Secondus who spoke to newsmen in Abuja during an interactive session to mark the third year anniversary of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), said every member of the party is free to seek for its presidential ticket.
He went on to note that the party is awaiting results of the report of its 2019 election review committee, headed by Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed, to decide on the zoning of its presidential ticket.
The committee was set up in February to review the outcome of the 2019 polls and make appropriate recommendations to the party.
PDP chairman said just like it did in the aftermath of the 2015 polls, the opposition party needed to do a postmortem of the 2019 polls, before deciding on zoning for the 2023 presidential contest.
“I know you, the media, are interested in zoning, but our party has a clear method of doing things. After the general election, we set up a panel to study and appraise our performance and make necessary recommendations.
“Governor Mohammed is heading the committee and they are still working. We did the same thing when we lost election in 2015. We set up the Ike Ekweremadu committee to look into why we lost. It was from that report that the party took action towards 2019.
“The same way, this time, we must study our last outing before looking ahead. We can’t be talking of zoning when we have not appraised how we faired in the last election,” he said.