The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has denied that the party is in discussion to zone its 2023 presidential ticket.
Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, Secondus said the main opposition party is concerned with rebuilding at the moment.
According to the PDP national chairman, the issue of zoning will be looked into in the future.
He said: “Today we are more concerned in rebuilding our party. When the time comes for the nomination of a Presidential candidate the party will come out with its position.
“You know the constitution allows everybody, whether you are from the north, whether you are from the south to contest.
“No one is going to stop anyone from contesting even when it is zoned to a particular region, and I have been talking about it in the past.
“So, every person still has a right to contest; so, if you are qualified and desire to run for the office of the President, you are free to contest.”
Naija News reports that Uche Secondus, however, refused to rule out the possibility of a merger with other political parties.
“Why not, when the time comes, if there is need for people to pull their resources and pull their strength together, it can happen, it is possible,” he said.
“Our focus is in making sure that our party is strong and viral and ready to win elections.”
He also revealed that plans were already in place to win the Edo State forthcoming governorship election.
“We are working very hard in Edo state. We met with the leadership and stakeholders of Edo state last week.
“I believe that our people are coming together, very strong and you are aware that state belongs to PDP before the APC took it from us. So we are working hard to regain Edo,” Secondus said.