The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, has assured the party’s social media handlers of massive support and encouragement ahead of the 2023 general elections.
This he said became necessary to enable them effectively communicate PDP’s message of hope, unity, restoration and development to the Nigerian public through the social media space.
The PDD Chair who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Mal Yusuf Dingyadi while hosting a coalition of some PDP social media groups in Kano on Tuesday cautioned 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.
“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.
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 of their unflinching loyalty, support, vowed 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 impact on the party, reforming the party and uniting members despite the resolve of some few people to destroy the party because of their vaunting ambitions.