2023: PDP Did Not Suspend Presidential Campaign, Says Dele Momodu

2023: PDP Did Not Suspend Presidential Campaign, Says Dele Momodu

  • The PDP says there is not atom of truth is reports that it has suspended its presidential candidate
  • Dele Momodu, a director in the party's presidential council described the reports as absolute falsehood
  • Paul Ibe, a spokesman to Atiku Abubakar, PDP's presidential candidate, also dismissed the reports

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The director of strategic communications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, Chief Dele Momodu, has debunked stories making the rounds in the media space that the party has suspended its rallies.

Media reports that the party suspended its rallies as a result of the rift between the presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike had been reported.

Reacting via his verified Instagram handle, Momodu said the stories are falsehood, and that the party is on course with its rallies, and is due to hit Kaduna next.

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He wrote:

“Absolute falsehood…unlike the APC which is yet to put its act together, our Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Council has taken off at supersonic speed…see you soon in Kaduna by God’s grace”
PDP, Atiku Abubakar, 2023 elections, Governor Nyesom Wike
PDP suspends presidential campaign over rift between Wike and Atiku. Photo credit: PDP Governors in Action
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Former PDP national publicity secretary debunks media reports of campaign postponement

Speaking on the postponement secretary of the presidential campaign council, former publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, pointed out that the rally was not postponed or put on hold.

He said:

“No, no, no, the campaign was not put on hold, It was not suspended.”

Atiku campaign spokesperson reacts

Paul Ibe, in a tweet, shared on his Twitter page on Wednesday night said, the report was false while noting it's the handiwork of mischief makers.

He tweeted:

"This is a big, fat lie. PDP has not suspended its campaign. Kaduna rally is holding on Monday as scheduled. This is APC mischief. The earlier the ruling party commences its own campaign, the better, so that it has less time for mischief."

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2023 presidency: Atiku makes fresh promises to Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s standard bearer, Atiku Abubakar, in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, on Monday, October 10, flagged off his campaign with a pledge to revitalize the economy, fight insecurity and unite Nigerians.

But five aggrieved governors stayed away from the campaign, deepening further the rift in the party.

However, governors and stakeholders of the South-South geo-political zone on the platform of the party had at a meeting on Sunday night, October 9, vowed to unite and work hard towards rescuing Nigeria from its present morass during the 2023 general elections.

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As the electioneering campaigns for the 2023 elections commenced nationwide, more controversies resulting from internal wrangling have emerged among the leading All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Recall that both APC and PDP have been able to manage their differences and had been engaging stakeholders in meetings in order to resolve their internal crisis, but efforts seem not to be yielding as positive results as expected.

The bone of contention with the PDP is Wike's grievances over the way he was treated by the party and its presidential candidate during and after the primaries of the main opposition party.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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