The main opposition party in Nigeria, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rubbished rumours that it is planning to change its name ahead of the 2023 general elections in the country.
The party’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, quoted its national president, Prince Uche Secondus as saying the party is not thinking of a name change but rather focused on nation-building.
The PDP spokesperson noted that while other parties may be changing their names, the PDP will not do so as the name is its identity and it remains committed to it.
“We will not change our brand. Our strength is in our name, the PDP.”
“We are not in any contemplation of changing our name. It does not matter how many times other parties changed their names. Our name remains the PDP,” he quoted Secondus as saying on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has disappointed Nigerians.
Speaking in an Instagram Live interview with Chief Dele Momodu, the former Vice-Presidential candidate said Buhari has not met the expectations of Nigerians.
The cleric said there is a general feeling of disappointment among Nigerians who expected change, adding that Buhari is still the same person and has not been changed by power.
Bakare said: “We are praying hard that the county will survive and become strong again, this is not what we all call the Nigeria of our dreams
“Nigeria will survive and will become the Nigeria of our dreams but right now, things are not together, especially with the drum of disintegration which is louder than before.
“Nigeria is better together, if we go back together to the basics of how we came together, looking at 1960 and 1963, we can still be together. We are not there yet, but we are getting closer.”
He added: “The truth of the matter is it is still the same Buhari, in the midst of many competing interests, we respond differently. The President is still himself, some have even asked me if he is not somebody else.
“Power changes people, has power changed him or is he making the best situation of the circumstances? He will be the one to answer it
“The expectations of Nigerians, including everyone who woke up to say we need a breath of fresh air, has not been met. There is a feeling of disappointment.
“Citizens have right to demand for good governance. People deserve the government they get.”