The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has assured the party’s social media handlers of massive support and encouragement. This is to enable them effectively communicate PDP’s message of hope, unity, restoration and development to the Nigerian public.
Ayu stated this in the ancient city of Kano Tuesday while hosting a coalition of some PDP Social Media Groups.
Ayu, who was represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Mal Yusuf Dingyadi, warned party faithful to eschew falsehood, mischief and political blackmail.
“I urge you to take the highroad of truth and issues. PDP will not tolerate or encourage use of lies, propaganda and mischief by any member of the party even if it’s to garner support for the party. We are not a party of lies or perpetual propaganda – we are the party of ideas and development,” Ayu said.
He went on: “We will, therefore, not allow use of lies or mischief by any of our social media handlers in order to market candidates of this great party. Those of you with such ideas must change and blend in our journey.
“Our social media handlers should focus on issues, unity, reconciliation and political cohesion by posting things that will improve the party’s electoral fortunes; not things that will hurt our reputation or hinder our membership drive ahead of 2023.”
He said PDP candidates across the country were people of very qualified manners and positive background, people who enjoy massive goodwill from the public, and did not need lies to win their various elections.
Speaking earlier, the Coordinator of Kano State Social Media Group, Malam Farouk Abba Labaran, assured the national chairman and the national working committee of the PDP with their unflinching loyalty, support, with a vow to help the party win the presidency, take control of the National Assembly and at least 25 governorships in next year’s general elections.
The Forum commended the efforts of the National Chairman of the party, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, for his positive in fact in the party, reforming the party and uniting members despite the resolve of some few people to destroy the party because of their vaunting ambitions.
He said they will continue to support the party by informing and enlightening the public about good plans for the party.
He thanked the PDP for opening such a forum of discussions with social media handlers from grassroots, saying it will have significant gains ahead.