The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Prof. Akasoba Duke-Abiola, the wife of the late Chief MKO Abiola, to collect her presidential expression of interest and nomination forms in view of the one week extension granted by the party which expires today.
The party added that Duke-Abiola willfully refused to collect her forms after it was sent to her through her lawyers.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement yesterday, said Mrs. Duke-Abiolaâ€™s refusal to collect the forms suggested an ulterior motive, adding that other aspirants including Dr. Ghalil Tafawa Balewa and President Goodluck Jonathan collected their forms on October 30 and November 6 respectively.
The party expressed surprise that Duke-Abiola chose to go to court instead of taking advantage of the extension, which expires today to collect her forms.
Stating that the aspirant still has until the close of work today to collect her forms, the PDP said failure to do so would leave it with no option than to consider her as not being interested in the contest, but out to cause confusion and foment trouble in the party.