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PDP Dismisses Statement that Southeast Leaders Shunned Rally

The People’s Democratic Party() has dismissed allegations that its Southeast governors shunned the presidential zonal rally which flagged off on Monday in Sokoto.

The party’s presidential campaign organisation expressed its disagreement with these reports in a statement issued by its director, media and publicity, , on Tuesday, December 4, in Abuja.

According to the party, the report that the governors were absent because they have no support for the presidential candidate was a figment of the imagination of those spreading the rumor.

Ologbondiyan in the statement said there was no sense in the allegation, adding that the Sokoto rally was just the beginning as the rally will be replicated in all zones.

He added that lies would soon be exposed and wondered why Nigerians still fall for cheap tricks used by opponents.

“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.

“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. The so-called shunning of the Sokoto rally by PDP governors of southeast extraction was only a figment of the imagination of those peddling the wicked rumour.

“But we are undaunted because Nigerians are very discerning. In the fullness of time, the lies and those behind them will be exposed,” he said.

PDP has three out of the five governors in the region: of Ebonyi state, of Enugu state and of Abia state.

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