The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made a decision of the possibility of changing its name, ahead of the 2023 general election.
Doyin Okupe, a former aide to the Nigeria’s former, President Goodluck Jonathan had commenced 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.
However, the spokesman for PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the decision not to change the party’s current name was part of the discussion at the party’s 88th National Executive Committee ( NEC) in Abuja, on Monday.
“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 journalists.
The party’s mouthpiece added that the PDP has constituted a committee to review the 2019 general elections conduct. This is to reveal what transpired during the polls.
Ologbondiyan said this will guide the PDP in pressing further for electoral reforms ahead of the 2023 general elections