Youths for Democratic Change (YDC) on Friday chided the All Progressives Congress (APC) for “zoning” the 2023 presidency to the south.
Though the ruling party is yet to announce the particular region that will get the ticket, insiders long mentioned the south.
YDC Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Okoye, told newsmen that the purported decision was hypocrisy, stressing that all geopolitical zones are qualified to lead Nigeria.
The organization is rooting for Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to become the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Okoye said insisting that the south produces the next President was “insulting” and should not be forced on the people.
The spokesman warned the APC against causing division among ethnic groups, demanding a level playing field for all contestants.
“The ruling party zoning its ticket to the south is the height of hypocrisy. Are they saying there are no competent Nigerians from other zones?
“We call on well-meaning Nigerians and our leaders to decide who they will give their votes to as a matter of urgency.
“Of course, there are many of them (aspirants), but we have identified with Gov Tambuwal”, Okoye announced.
DAILY POST reports that there are three prominent hopefuls from the north vying for the PDP ticket.
They are Tambuwal, ex-House of Representatives Speaker; former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; immediate past Senate President Bukola Saraki.