We’re not paying attention to 2023 election now ― PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it is too busy with gubernatorial elections of Kogi and Bayelsa states to be concerned about the politics of the 2023 election.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, therefore dismissed speculation that the party had already zoned the presidential slot to the North-East and South-East.

While noting that the reports suggesting that zoning arrangement was already in place were merely speculative, he said “those behind the reports are political terrorists whose plan is to mislead the public and cause disaffection within the ranks of our party with the hope of using such fabrications to further their own selfish political ambitions”.

The PDP stated categorically that its governors were not divided along any lines of ambition towards 2023, neither was there any plot to stop the ambition of any of our members.

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The National Publicity Secretary of the main opposition party stated: “For the avoidance of doubt, our party is yet to discuss the 2023 presidential election, overtly or covertly, at any time whatsoever.

“If anything, the PDP is currently working with Nigerians on how to win its elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states and will not be distracted by individuals who found themselves operating in the highest offices of the land but failing in governance.

“As a party, we are also working with our respective state governors and legislators across the country as they work hard, in line with the manifesto of our party, to improve on the welfare and development of Nigerians.

“Moreover, it is also imperative to counsel, without any equivocation, that enemies of our party, who feel threatened by the rising profile of Governor Nyesom Wike, should have a rethink on their incessant attacks on the governor.”