The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization has dismissed media reports that governors elected on the platform of the party from the South-East geo-political zone boycotted the party’s zonal rally held in Sokoto on Monday.

According to a statement issued by its Director, Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday, the party described the report that the South-East governors were absent because they were against the aspiration of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar as a figment of the imagination of those peddling the rumour.

Ologbondiyan said the Sokoto presidential zonal rally was only for the north-west geo-political zone and would be replicated in the remaining five geopolitical zones of the country.

The statement read: “There is no sense in the insinuation since going by the campaign time-table, the presidential candidate will visit all the zones where all the governors elected on the platform of the party from those zones will be present.

“Abubakar’s next port of call will be Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Wednesday where the party will hold the north-central Presidential Zonal rally which will have in attendance state governors, leaders, members and supporters of the party in the zone.

“This is the same arrangement that we have for all the geo-political zones of the country. The so-called shunning of the Sokoto rally by PDP governors of south-east extraction was only a figment of the imagination of those peddling the wicked rumour.”

The party wondered why some people had decided to peddle falsehood about the PDP and its flag bearer just to score cheap political points, adding that such negative reports were being sponsored by those who had become jittery at the rising profile of the party and its presidential candidate.

“But we are undaunted because Nigerians are very discerning. In the fullness of time, the lies and those behind them will be exposed,” he added.

Three out of the five governors in the South-East region were elected under the platform of the PDP. They are Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) and Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia).