The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its attention has been drawn to a fake election timetable being circulated on social media, purported to have been signed and released by the National Organizing Secretary of the PDP, Hon. Umar M. Bature, as the Schedule of Activities and Timetable of the PDP for the 2023 general elections.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, the PDP stated in clear terms that it is has not released any timetable or any schedule of activities whatsoever for the 2022/2023 electioneering year and no such document was signed and released by the National Organizing Secretary.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the PDP is a Party of Due Process and will release a Timetable and Schedule of Activities for the 2022/2023 electioneering year after extensive consultation and approval by critical and statutory organs of the Party at appropriate levels.
“Clearly, the said Timetable and Schedule of Activities being circulated in the social media is the handiwork of mischievous elements who seeks to create confusion, mislead the public and distract our Party at this critical point in time.”
The PDP said it therefore calls on all members of the Party and the general public to discountenance the said Timetable and Schedule of Activities as it did not emanate from them.
“At the appropriate time, the official Timetable and Schedule of Activities of the PDP, when approved will be formally announced and published through the Official Communication Channels of our Party and not in the social media,” the party added.
The PDP said it further calls on all its members and Nigerians in general to remain focused and not allow themselves to be distracted in their determined mission to Rescue and Rebuild the nation from “the misrule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).”