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If You Want To Regain Power In 2023, Give Me Presidential Ticket – Tambuwal Tells PDP

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has told party officials of the Peoples Democratic Party, Aminu Tambuwal, that they stand a better chance to regain power in 2023 with him as the presidential candidate.

This was made known in a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello.

The former speaker of the House of Representatives urged the PDP to consider making him its presidential candidate for the 2023 presidential election.

Tambuwal argued that making him the standard-bearer would secure the party’s hold on the Presidency which would, in turn, pave the way for appointing members to important positions.

The statement said the Sokoto State governor said these during an audience with former presiding officers of states and the House of Representatives at the ballroom of the Fraser Suites in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Sokoto State governor asked the opposition party to reconsider its stance on the zoning of the presidential nomination to a section of the country which was supported by some members of the party.

He reminded the PDP of the All Progressives Congress’ 2015 decision to ignore zoning by deciding to retain the presidential slot in Katsina State, where the late President Umaru Yar’Adua was from.

“You can share tickets because you can tear it up, but you must plan to win. The PDP must accept this reality. The ticket must be balanced, as zoning or any Muslim-Muslim ticket or Christian-Christian ticket would be dead on arrival and recipes for disaster,” he was quoted as saying.

Tambuwal also dropped some hints as to how the party could be successful in 2023, putting into consideration “demographics, intra-party wrangling rife in the APC, voter education and rigging.”

He added that the PDP needed to be strategic in the nomination of its standard-bearer next year.

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