Fayose: I will only accept PDP consensus candidate for 2023 presidency if..

Fayose has revealed why PDP presidential candidate must come from the north

Former Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said he’s not a proponent of making the contest for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket an open one.

Fayose said the presidential ticket should be zoned to the south.

Fayose bared his mind when he featured on Channels TV programme, politics today, on Wednesday night.

“I don’t believe in not zoning this presidential ticket. I was a member of the zoning committee except for the last day that I picked up my form,” he said.

Fayose said only PDP members of southern extraction should contest the primary as it was the case in 2019 when it the primary was all northern affairs.

He also debunked reports that the party has thrown the presidential ticket open.

“All they said was ‘because the party ought to have started the process a long time, for reasons on the fact that some people have bought forms, maybe the party can find a way to work around consensus’. They never made that statement (on throwing the presidential ticket open).

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“Let me say to you, the only solution is zoning. The north can’t contest the last primary — the one we had in Port Harcourt which was an all northern affair — and come and tell us that there won’t be southern affair.”

He also said he won’t be part of any consensus unless he will be the beneficiary of such option, he noted that he will not drop his ambition for anyone. 

“I saw the people going around for consensus. Who will step down for who? You asked me to step down? I won’t step down,” he said.

“They said they want all of us to come and do consensus. I don’t know about them. I have taken my form today. I am not going to step down.