The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential Organization has
dismissed reports by a section of the media that governors elected on
the platform of the party from the South East geo-political zone were
absent at the party’s rally in Sokoto on Monday, because they have no
support for the aspiration of its Presidential candidate, Atiku
The PPCO says such insinuation smacks of ignorance and mischief on the
part of those peddling it.
PPCO Director of Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, explained in a
statement on Tuesday, that the Sokoto Presidential Zonal rally was for
the North West geo-political zone and will be replicated in the
remaining five geopolitical zones of the country.
Ologbodiyan said there is no sense in the insinuation since, going by
the campaign time-table, the Presidential Candidate will visit all the
zones, where all the governors elected on the platform of the party from
those zones will be present.
“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s next port of call will be Ilorin, the Kwara
State capital on wednesday where the party will hold the North Central
Presidential Zonal rally which will have in attendance state governors
leaders, members and supporters of the party in the zone.
“This is the same arrangement that we have for all the geo-political
zones of the country,” he further explained.
He said the so-called shunning of the Sokoto rally by PDP governors of
South East extraction was only a figment of the imagination of those
peddling the wicked rumour.
He said he wondered why certain elements have decided to peddle
falsehood about the PDP and its flagbearer, just to score cheap
Ologbodiyan said such negative reports about the PDP and Atiku were
being sponsored by those who have become jittery at the rising profile
of its presidential candidate.
“But we are undaunted because Nigerians are very discerning. In the
fullness of time, the lies and those behind them will be exposed,” he