Former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim has send warning to the Peoples Democratic Party on the dangers of refusing to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the South.
Anyim, one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the opposition party warned that the PDP would lose the 2023 presidential election if it fails to zone thel ticket to the South.
According to him, it is necessary the PDP respects its zoning arrangements if the party is serious about returning to power in 2023.
He spoke when he visited Jos to inform the Plateau State chapter of the PDP of his 2023 presidential aspiration.
He noted that regardless of the fact that he is from the South East region of the country, he is contesting the position as a Nigerian.
Anyim said, “I am privileged to present to you my expression of interest form, I want you to know that having a credible educational qualification is very important because this is the 21st century where as a leader, you must have a level of training such that he will understand and have a complete mastery of the challenges of this time.
“I have a credible track record in all the places I have worked, integrity and honour are critical for every leader. Today’s leadership requires capacity, competence, Nigerians are longing with nostalgia for the Goodluck administration, I was the engine room of that administration. If we are looking for experience, qualification, honour, integrity, capacity, and competence, I have put my credentials on the table.
“2023 is a defining moment in the history of this country, the nation has to grow, we have had a checkered history of going forward and backward, we all must rise and save this country. Power rotation is captured in the party constitution, there is no zone that you will not get capable hands to lead, no section can do it alone.
“If PDP wants to win, we should respect zoning because the only formula is fairness, justice, and equity. If we don’t rotate, we will lose the election. I am seeking to guarantee the peace and progress of the country. If I become President, I won’t tolerate crisis in Plateau, I will turn Jos to be a home for all.”
In his response, the Plateau State PDP Chairman, Chris Hassan described Anyim as one who has “the capacity to be President” and assured him of the state’s support.
He, however, told the former Senate president, “When you get there, don’t forget Plateau State.”