Former Vice Chairman Southwest Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Eddy Olafeso says the zone where the party’s 2023 presidential candidate will come from cannot be decided by an individual.
Olafeso in an interview he recently granted Guardian Newspaper said, it is the duty and responsibility of the National leadership of the party to take a decision that they know will bring about victory and will create equity and fairness
According to him, there is no zone in this country that a good candidate cannot be found.
He added that party’s presidential candidate must emerge through a credible process that will be generally acceptable to members of the party.
He said, “There are historical antecedents and it depends on the angle we are looking at it. Ang s far as I am concerned, it is the duty and responsibility of the National leadership of the party to take a decision that they know will bring about victory and will create equity and fairness in the ways powers are distributed.
“It is not the decision of an individual, that’s the reason we have the caucus meetings so that we can streamline and take a look at all these things.
“And apart from the pedestal level of our democratic participation, in the world of politics today, what is more important is capacity, intellect, knowledge, good health and every other thing you can put together for a visionary leader to emerge must be considered. Geography, on its own, is misleading.
“I told people when I was running here that I am not a believer of geography, pair me with every other person and let’s debate about what we are going to do. Nigeria needs a sound individual that can unite the nation and that is exactly what we must begin to think from this moment on.
“There is no zone in this country that a good candidate cannot be found but we must as much as possible look at all the crucibles, all the options available to us and pick one individual that can actually serve Nigeria and bring her out of this darkness and backwardness to a new beginning of a hopeful nation”