The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has debunked the report that the former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has concluded plans to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress.
The party in a statement released through its spokesman, Ogubundu Nwadike, noted that it is not true that Ihedioha and some party stalwarts are set to decamp.
Nwadike noted that the ex-Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, being a life member of the National Executive Committee (NEC), is a stakeholder and leader whose loyalty to the party has never been questioned.
“His integrity quotient has been tested and proven. We are not oblivious of the clandestine efforts by fifth columnists who have perpetually lost sleep over the goodwill, respect and massive support Rt. Hon. Ihedioha enjoys in the state and across the country.”
“The good news is that the sponsors of the joke are not unknown to Imolites and Nigerians. Without any need to yet publish their identities, we will only assure them that their pettiness is inconsequential.”
He assured the party supporters in the state and Nigeria as a whole, that Ihedioha is not joining the opposition party.
The official recalled that recently, Pascal Okolie, a member of the Imo State House of Assembly representing Orlu constituency, announced his defection from the APC to the PDP.
“We are expecting more to follow soon. Imo PDP under the watch of Engr. Charles C. Ugwuh is intact and there is no crack or leakage anywhere. Power to the people!”, the statement added.