The Action Democratic Party, ADP, has disclosed its plans for the 2019 elections stating that it has zoned the presidency to the North while the South-East will get the slot for the vice presidency.
The ADP, via its South-South zonal coordinator, a former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, made this known in an interview with Vanguard.
Senator Rowland Owie while speaking regarding the plans of the party to present candidates for the 2019 elections said that the party had concluded plans to cede its 2019 presidential ticket to the North and vice-presidential ticket to the South-East. Owie said;
“For 2019, we have zoned our presidential candidate to the North and our vice presidential slot to the South-East because where there is no justice, there can be no peace.”
The decision of the party however comes in line with the announcement of 12 persons by the Northern Youth Leaders’ Forum, NYLF, last month as possible replacements for the president, Muhammadu Buhari, in the 2019 elections.
Recall that the Northern Youth Leaders’ Forum, NYLF had last month released the named of 12 northerners as possible candidates for the 2019 election. The group through its leader, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, said;
“We want to reiterate and clearly warn that the North will not the presidency to move to the South in 2019.”
The group further went on to list the candidates to include Senator Bala Mohammed, Alhaji Tanimu Turaki, Senator Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, Governor Ibrahim Shettina, Governor Abdul’Aziz Abubakar Yari, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Senator Bukola Saraki and others.
“In 1987, it was to be the turn of the South-East to produce the president after Shehu Shagari, but it was aborted.
The south-easterners have been the bedrock of development of this country, so their rights must be given to them. After the North has finished its slot and presidency returned to the South, it will go to the South-East.
“You cannot continue to deceive the Igbo. So, the truth is that we now know those who destroyed PDP, we now know those who destroyed ACN that is now APC.
Certainly, even though the nation’s Constitution says that nobody can stop anybody from entering a political party, we know those to stop; so the issue of hijacking will not come up.”
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