National Secretary of the Labour Party (LP) , Barr. Kayode Ajulo has dismmissed the controversy over the non display of President Buhari’s official portraits in the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as unnecessary distraction that has no basis in law.
Ajulo who spoke to newsmen at the weekend held that as far as the position of Nigerian law is concerned, the PDP and indeed other political parties that did not hung Buhari’s portrait have not offended any provisions of the constitution.
He said Nigeria is currently besieged by enormous problems in the area of endemic corruption scourge, crimes, problems of public safety, unemployment, Infrastructure deficit, environmental and public health issues as well as gender inequality which should attract focus rather than dissipating energies on frivolities.
He said that it would be uncharitable for anyone to say that the office of the President had been denigrated by this action.
According to Ajulo, there is nothing wrong with the position of PDP on the official portrait issue, adding “it is an extension of the rights of the national leadership of the party refusing to hang the official portrait of President Buhari at it’s national secretariat in Abuja”.