The extended zonal caucus of the Southwest zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday resolved that the PDP candidate for the 2023 presidential election should come from the South.
The resolutions reached at the end of the meeting of the Southwest extended zonal caucus of the party, which was held at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan.
The zonal chairman of the party, Chief Soji Adagunodo, in a communique he read at the end of the meeting, explained that the Southwest zone of the party was in support of the position of the Southern Governors’ Forum that the next President of the country should come from the South.
Three former governors from the zone, Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti); Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun) and Olusegun Mimiko (Ondo) attended the meeting.
Oyo State governor and host, Seyi Makinde; National Vice Chairman of the party, Taofeek Arapaja; Bode George; Ekiti former deputy governor, Olusola Eleka and Senator Francis Fadahunsi from Osun were also at the meeting.
Adagunodo further stated that the party resolved that all its members in the zone should work towards winning the forthcoming off-season governorship elections in Osun and Ekiti states for the party.
“We also resolved that the unity of the Southwest is a non-negotiable issue; to this end, we demand that all dispute resolution mechanisms should be on the front burner.
“The zone is desirous of fairness, justice and equity in the distribution of federal positions and appointments.
“We will support all efforts geared towards national cohesion through equitable distribution of federal positions and appointments among the geopolitical zones of the country,” the communique read.