Babangida Aliyu, a former governor of Niger State, has said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has agreed to rezone its presidential ticket to the North.
Aliyu said the party decided to rezone the presidency to the North following requests from some Nigerians.
He spoke while hosting the Atiku Support Organization (ASO) on a visit
He noted that the party had decided to reconsider its earlier stance that anybody can contest for the presidency in 2023.
The former governor expressed the belief that the organization would be successful.
“In our zoning agreement, we have agreed to rezone it to the North as requested by others but we have agreed and written openly as a result of what has happened that any candidate from any part of the country can now contest this election,” he said.
The PDP chieftain urged the group to meet with stakeholders across the country and ensure that Atiku emerges the flag bearer of the party.
Atiku is believed to be gearing up to contest for the presidency in 2023.