The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Nigerians to disregard media reports that it has dismissed the reported emergence of Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers State as its Vice-Presidential Candidate for the 2023 General Election.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, the party described the report as mischievous and misleading.
It stated that Mr. Ologunagba did not address the matter as is being quoted in media reports.
“To set the records straight, the National Publicity Secretary was a guest on Arise TV Morning Show on Wednesday morning, where he answered questions on PDP’s preparedness for the 2023 General Election as well as the June 18, 2022, Ekiti Governorship election
“In the course of the interview, the presenters requested some clarifications on reports in the media that the PDP had concluded its processes on its vice-presidential candidate.
“In response, the National Publicity Secretary stated that the PDP is a party of process and that consultations and discussions were still ongoing in the selection process,” the statement read.
The PDP credited the reports to persons whose aim is to undermine the party’s unity.
It also praised Gov. Wike’s “records of achievement as a local government area chairman, Chief of Staff to the Rivers governor, minister of state for education, currently governor of Rivers and the first runner-up in the PDP presidential primary election.”