Atiku Hits Fayose on Zoning says Former Ekiti Governor Misread PDP  Constitution 

Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar  has replied Ayo Fayose on zoning party’s presidential ticket to the south saying that former Ekiti governor misread the constitution.

Atiku while reacting to Fayose’s tweets on Zoning  maintained that former governor is giving a wrong interpretation to the PDP constitution.

Fayose,  had tweeted “The PDP constitution provides for a rotational Presidency. Section 3(c) provides that the party shall pursue its aims and objectives by “adhering to the policy of the rotation & zoning of party & public elective offices in pursuance of the principle of equity, justice and fairness.

“The current President of Nigeria is a two-term Northern Presidency, thus implying that it must be a Southern Presidency in 2023 or nothing. Awa ‘South’ lo kan’ (It is the turn of the South). Nigerians should await details soon,” Fayose had tweeted.

But Atiku  during an interview session  on Arise Television explained that “The position we have found ourselves is not the first time PDP has found itself but there is a difference.  If the elected president is from the North and the party chairman also happens to be from the North, automatically the party chairmanship reverts to the South”.
“So, Ayo Fayose is reading the provision of Section 3 of our constitution upside down. We have had it before; we have gone through this before. This is not the only time or first time. If today I am elected the president, automatically, Senator Ayu steps down.

“In fact, we had a meeting of the Northern zone, all the stakeholders on the issue of Senator Ayu and also the chairman of the Board of Trustees and we all agreed that if the president is elected from the North, both positions will also revert.

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