The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will never hang the official portrait of President Muhammadu Buhari at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
This was revealed by the PDP National publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh on Tuesday.
It was learnt that over 100 days after Buhari assumed office, the main opposition party is yet to hang Buharis portrait at any of the offices in its Wadata House national secretariat, located at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja.
Although, the party has removed that of former President Goodluck Jonathan, it insisted that the portraits of the newly elected president would not be hung on its walls.
Explaining why President Buhari’s portrait is not hanging on the wall in any of the offices in its national secretariat, Metuh said, “We will never hang his portrait in this office because President Buhari is not known to our party. He is not a leader of our party and therefore we will never put his portrait here.
“We are a political party, very partisan and therefore, we are not going to hide that,” he added.
Metuh said the APC also did not hang the portrait of Jonathan in its offices before the former President was defeated in the March 28 election.
“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,” he said.
When asked if the action was a retaliation, Metuh said that there was no iota of retaliation in the actions, adding that that since Buhari “is not a member of our party, we won’t put his portrait here.”