The Kano State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has denied reports that its members are not identifying with President Goodluck Jonathan and are not displaying his posters in the city for fear of being molested.
The party said it is more focused on conducting issue-based campaigns than displaying posters of Mr. Jonathan.
Recall that a faction of the party had accused the Kano PDP leadership and ministers from the state of not doing enough to showcase the president’s achievements ahead of the February 14 election.
But the PDP chairman and secretary of PDP in the state, Rabiu Dansharu and Auwalu Danzabuwa respectively, dismissed the allegations as “baseless and unfounded”.
At a media briefing Monday, Dansharu said the party’s campaigns are not based on posters and billboards, but sending out the desired messages of true happenings in the party, which President Jonathan represents.
Mr. Danzabuwa told the party’s supporters to wait until after the president visits Kano on Wednesday for campaigns, before complaining about posters and billboards. He said the party will commence massive display of the president’s posters after the visit.
He added that handlers of the president are men of tremendous integrity and true knowledge about democratic principles not just “street political vendors, who hawks for what to eat in the name of democracy”.
“That is why we are doing what we are doing carefully with a lot of caution and peace”, he said.
Danzabuwa continued: “On Wednesday, Kano will see us the PDP, because historically Kano is the hot bed of our party and we are aware of the continuing love and understanding we receive from the people of the state as being shown during our governorship flagging up campaign, and they would not regret it”.