The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has denied growing reports suggesting that the opposition was planning to retain the zoning of its presidential slot in the North East and South East.
Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, addressing a news conference on Sunday in Abuja, described the reports as mere speculation.
Ologbondiyan said those behind the reports were political terrorists whose plan was to mislead the public and cause disaffection within the ranks of the PDP with the hope of using such fabrications to further their own selfish political ambitions.
He urged all PDP members and supporters to ignore those seeking to cause disaffection in the party’s ranks.
“The PDP states categorically that our governors are not divided along any lines of ambition towards 2023, neither is there any plot to stop the ambition of any of our members.
“For the avoidance of doubt, our party is yet to discuss the 2023 presidential election, overtly or covertly, at any time whatsoever.
“If anything, the PDP is currently working with Nigerians on how to win its elections in Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.
“We will not be distracted by individuals who found themselves operating in the highest offices of the land but failing in governance,” Ologbondiyan said.
He said that as a party, they were also working with their respective state governors and legislators across the country, in line with the party’s manifesto to improve on the welfare and development of Nigerians.
“Moreover, it is also imperative to counsel, without any equivocation, that enemies of our party, who feel threatened by the rising profile of Gov. Nyesom Wike, should have a rethink on their incessant attacks on the governor,” he said.
Ologbondiyan appreciated the contribution of Mr Wike, as well as all other PDP governors, to the growth of the party.