PDP has not started campaigning - Dabin
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had only been receiving new members into its fold and not campaigning for general elections coming up in 2015, the party’s chairman in Plateau State, Dr Haruna Dabin, has said.
Dabin told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos yesterday that this was in consonance with the fact that ``a political party is just a social mobilisation outfit.
“PDP cannot start any campaigns now because it has no candidate for the 2015 elections yet.’’
The ruling party had come under heavy criticisms by both the opposition and political analysts over its rallies in some state capitals.
NAN recalls that such rallies had taken place in Kano, Enugu, Sokoto, Kaduna, Bauchi, Minna and Owerri, among others.
Dabin held that people were merely confusing INEC’s position on the matter and the statutory responsibility of political parties.
“A political party is just a social mobilisation outfit; what the PDP has been doing lately is to receive new members into its fold and that does not translate into campaigns.
“It is not the first time political parties are receiving new entrants.
“You remember that the APC started it by receiving even governors and senators that defected to their fold. No one accused them of campaigning.”