Written by on May 30, 2022

Leaders in the southern and central regions of the country under the auspices of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) have faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for electing a northern presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.

They described the outcome of the exercise as an affront to the people of the South and asked politicians in the region to reject any nomination for the office of the Vice President.

The signatories to the communique released Sunday include Senator Bassey Ewa-Henshaw (PANDEF/South-South), Ambassador Okey Emuchay (Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide/South East), Jare Ajayi (Afenifere/South West), Dr Isuwa Dogo (Middle Belt Forum), and Ken Robinson who is the acting coordinator of SMBLF.

The SMBLF, however, urged presidential hopefuls in the South to shun the attitude of individualism and self-confidence, and work collectively to achieve the shared objective in the forthcoming elections.

In the meantime, the PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Hon Debo Ologunagba, has cancelled all primaries in Ebonyi State on Sunday, he said the decision was made after extensive consultations and deliberations by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

Seun Fakorede  

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