The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has denied knowledge of any timetable purported to be the party’s schedule of activities for the 2023 general elections.
A statement by the party made available to journalists in Abuja on Sunday said the “attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP has been drawn to a fake election timetable being circulated in the 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.
“The PDP states 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.”
The statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, said the PDP followed due process and would release a schedule of activities for the 2022/2023 electioneering after extensive consultation and approval by critical and statutory organs of the party at appropriate levels.
It added, “The party therefore said the timetable and schedule of activities being circulated in the social media is the handiwork of mischievous elements who seek to create confusion, mislead the public and distract our Party at this critical point in time.
“The PDP therefore calls on all members of our party and the general public to discountenance the said timetable and schedule of activities as it did not emanate from the PDP.”
“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.”