The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has directed it’s members to discontinue comments about the 2023 elections.
According to the party, this was taken to avoid a situation whereby mischief makers will be setting PDP members against one another.
A PDP chieftain has reportedly directed all members of the party not to comment about strategies for the elections.
In a chat with Newsmen , the opposition party took the decision to protect the strategy it intends to adopt in the zoning of its 2023 presidential ticket.
He said, “Yes, it is true that we had an enlarged meeting where we took a collective decision that none of us should comment on our party’s plans, particularly as regards the zoning of our party’s presidential ticket for 2023.
“That decision was taken to avoid a situation whereby mischief makers and their sponsors will be setting our prominent chieftains against one another to the detriment of our collective interest as a party.
“You must have read a recent media report where a harmless interview granted by the chairman of our Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, was twisted to serve some sinister purposes.”
The PDP’s BoT chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin disclosed that some people threatened him because he refused to endorse Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
Jibrin speaking with Newsmen on Friday, January 10, 2020, said he was shocked by the reports.
He said, “When I met Atiku shortly after that report, he was the first to burst into laughter over the report and I could not help but to join him in laughing because we both knew that it could not be true. That was how it all ended.”
Validating the ‘no comment’ stance of the party on the 2023 general elections, he said whoever wants to know about PDP’s plan should contact the National Publicity Secretary of the party.
“If you have questions about our plans for the 2023 presidential election, then contact the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP. He is the one that speaks for the party,” he said.