Hon. Joe Edionwele is a ranking member of the House of Representatives. He is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and represents Esan West, Esan Central and Igueben Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives. In this interview with Sunday Sun, the lawmaker spoke on a number of key issues. Excerpt:
Do you think that the PDP is making a mistake by throwing open the 2023 presidential race instead of zoning it to the South?
PDP is making a big mistake. The South waited for its own turn, believing that in 2023, it will be the turn of their zone.
It’s unfair if the PDP isn’t boldly saying that the South will have the ticket. It is when it comes to the South that we can now start looking at the South-south, Southeast or Southwest.
To say you won’t zone it to the South, that’s unfair. People waited for this for long. You can’t suddenly come out and say there is no zoning. We won’t take that.