With the race for the Speaker of the House of Representatives getting hotter, members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the house have denied endorsing Femi Gbajabiamila or any other candidate for the speakership in the 9th National Assembly.
The Minority Leader in the house, Hon. Leo Ogor, in a statement on Thursday, described the reports as the handiwork of propagandists and mischief-makers.
He further stated that the PDP lawmakers have not endorsed any candidate for the speakership seat.
In our Eid-el-Fitri message, we felicitated with all our Muslim brothers and sisters across Nigeria, and emphasised the significance of worthy virtues, stating that our members may participate in meetings, strategy sessions and other activities of speakership aspirants to come back to the caucus with convincing assessments.”
While some publications disseminated accurate and objective report, few others fabricated a completely new angle with one even using a deliberately fictitious and grossly erroneous headline in a manner that suggests being used for the ruling party’s usual misinformation and propaganda.”
Contrary to what has been sensationally reported by some, at no time did we give our members a directive to vote for any APC speakership aspirant; I hereby categorically dissociate myself and the PDP House caucus from the false comments being attributed to us as participation in meetings should not be deliberately misinterpreted as a directive on voting,” Ogor said.
Hon. Ogor noted that the PDP House caucus remain united although it has continued to grant audience to various speakership aspirants who are currently consulting them.