PDP rules out possibility of changing its name

Other supporters of the party had also made a similar call, arguing that such move would help the main opposition party return to his dominant position.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ruled out the possibility of changing its name, ahead of the 2023 general election.

Recall that Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan had started a campaign on social media calling for the change of name for the PDP.

Other supporters of the party had also made a similar call, arguing that such move would help the main opposition party return to his dominant position.

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However, the spokesman for PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the decision not to alter the party’s current name was part of the discussion at the party’s 88th National Executive Committee ( NEC) in Abuja, yesterday.

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“The party insists that the PDP brand is still the best in the political firmament of our nation and as such, those canvassing for a change of name should forget it because we remain the Peoples Democratic Party,” he told reporters.

The party’s mouthpiece added that the PDP has constituted a committee to review the conduct of the 2019 general elections. This is to unravel what transpired during the polls.

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According to Ologbondiyan, this will guide the PDP in pushing for electoral reforms ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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