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Don’t Discard Zoning, Anyim Warns PDP

Former Senate President Pius Anyim has warned the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to refuse zoning the 2023 Presidential ticket.

Anyim gave the advice on Wednesday after submitting his expression of interest and nomination forms at the party secretariat, Abuja, urging the PDP leadership to defend Section 7 (3) (c) of its constitution.

He said “If I appear before you today without touching on the raging issues of zoning in our party, my presentation will not be complete.

“As a true party man, I will abide by the decision of the party. However, I would want to put the following on record: Democracy thrives on three ‘certainties’: Certainty of tenure, Certainty of structure, Certainty of process,”

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) hinted that at anytime any of these ‘certainties’ is no longer guaranteed, democracy will corrupt justice and enthrone inequity.

“Accordingly, my appeal is that zoning being a fundamental principle of our party should not be jettisoned, he added.

Anyim also noted that democracy, being a system of rules and order, depends on strong institutions for its sustenance and success, saying ” when a system can no longer defend its rules, it will enthrone the reign of might as against the rule of law”.

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