National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, is no longer interested in holding any position within the party, he said in a self-signed statement on Thursday.
Metuh, apart from being the spokesman of the party, is also a member of the party's National Working Committee. He said his decision had been endorsed by his family.
Metuh, who is currently being tried for fraud, said he would remain at the background doing his best to strengthen the party, but would not seek election into any position within the party in the forthcoming convention of the party.
"As Nigerians are aware, my party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is preparing for a National Convention where national officers who will pilot its affairs in the next four years are expected to emerge.
"As one of the founding members of this party, the longest serving member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and currently a critical player in the party, my supporters and admirers expect me to contest and this has spurred speculations in the media.
"However, I wish to state publicly that I have no ambitions to continue as a member of the National Working Committee after the expiration of my current tenure as the National Publicity Secretary, a decision that is enjoying the support of my family.
"I therefore with every sense of responsibility confirm to all members of our great party that I will not run for any position whatsoever in the forthcoming National Convention irrespective of which office may be zoned to the south east for that matter.
"What is paramount in my mind at this point is to continue to lift the image of our great party during the remaining part of my tenure as the image-maker of the PDP, a position, which by the grace of God, I have been able to dutifully deliver to the best of my ability despite daunting challenges.
"Finally, I wish to assure all my associates and supporters that my love and commitment to the party remains unshaken, especially as we work together to build not only a strong and virile party but also a prosperous, united and stable nation," he said.