PDP NWC holds crucial meeting today as Saraki records breakthrough among delegates

This is coming at a time when former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is recording breakthrough among PDP delegates in North Central, North West and South West, as he prepares to embark on South East tour.
It was gathered that majority of the NWC members are of the view that the party should pick the most popular aspirant, irrespective of zone, with the singular motive of winning the 2023 presidential election.
In their determination to win the presidential election, it was gathered, the PDP NWC members are looking at North Central and North East as possible zones to pick a candidate. They are however monitoring the lobbying of delegates by the aspirants to know who is the favourite.
In a related development, feelers indicate that Saraki is recording success in his talks with delegates in three zones.
Also, in South West, delegates have shown preference for the former Senate President owing to his ancestry and marriage in a famous Yoruba family.
North West delegates, it was gathered, have given favourable response as they see North Central as alternative, in the absence of strong candidate from their zone.
Saraki is expected to embark on mobilisation of delegates in the South East next week, confident that he would make breakthrough as the North Central falls into the same category of not producing the country’s President or vice president since 1999 as the South East, it was gathered. A partnership with the South East looks good, sources revealed.
Meanwhile, there is strong lobbying over the composition of the convention committee that will conduct the PDP presidential primary.
Forces in the PDP, including presidential aspirants and governors, are pushing to have their associates as members of the committee.
There are indications, however, that the PDP may pick the chairman of the convention committee from South West.
The consideration for South West, it was gathered, is because the zone is not bidding for the presidential ticket in the party.

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