The Peoples Democratic Party has refused to hang the official portrait of President Muhammadu Buhari at the party’s national secretariat.
Over 100 days after the President assumed office, the PDP has yet to hang his portrait at any of the offices in its Wadata House national secretariat, located at Zone 5, Abuja.
The party has also said it would never put Buhari’s portraits on its walls though it has removed that of the former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, who ruled on the platform of the PDP.National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, told a Punch correspondent on the telephone on Tuesday.
“We will never hang his portrait in this office, because President Buhari is not known to our party.
“Can you find out if the APC had the portrait of former President Jonathan in their office before he was defeated? That is just it,”
When asked whether the party was taking its own pound of flesh, Metuh said no but that since Buhari “is not a member of our party, we won’t put his portrait here.”
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lai Mohammed, expressed shock at Metuh’s comment.
“This is ridiculous and we have no comment. Let Nigerians judge the PDP on this matter,” Mohammed said.
He said the PDP spokesman had a shallow understanding of the concept of opposition politics.