In a frantic bid to make inroads into the South West, and secure the region’s vote in the 2019 Presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is zoning its Vice presidential ticket to the South West, this Happenings.com.ng has definitively confirmed.
Sources revealed that having already secured the South-south and the South-east, and having zoned the presidency to the North, the PDP needs the South West to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 presidential election, since the APC will – in all likelihood retain its Vice Presidential slot in the region.
The political permutations in the PDP, according to sources, portends that for the party to secure its block vote in the South West, a region generally believed to be an APC stronghold, it must cede the Vice Presidential slot to it.
However, with this latest overtures from the PDP, the Southwest leaders are in a dilemma on which option to choose. Either to throw their weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid or switch their allegiance to PDP.