The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has vowed not to hang the official portrait of President Muhammadu Buhari at the party’s national secretariat.
The Punch reports that the PDP has yet to hang the president’s portrait at any of the offices in its Wadata House national secretariat, located at Zone 5, Abuja, 100 days after he assumed power.
“We will never hang his portrait in this office, because President Buhari is not known to our party. He is not a leader of our party and, therefore, we will never put his portrait here,” PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, told the newspaper on Tuesday.
“We are a political party, very partisan and therefore, we are not going to hide that,” he added.
Metuh said the APC also did not hang the portrait of Jonathan in its offices before the former President was defeated in the March 28 election.
“Can you find out if the APC had the portrait of former President Jonathan in their office before he was defeated? That is just it,” he quipped,
Metuh said the action was not a retaliation but that since Buhari “is not a member of our party, we won’t put his portrait here.”
APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, in his reaction said “This is ridiculous and we have no comment. Let Nigerians judge the PDP on this matter.”
He said the PDP spokesman has limited understanding of the concept of opposition politics.
Source: Daily Post