The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu says rumours about his defection from the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) were not true.
He told his supporters to disregard such unfounded news noting that his “path in politics is in the hands of the Almighty God, who has indeed been very faithful and gracious to me.”
His response came after the social media was rife with news of his purported defection from PDP to APC.
“I am presently out of the country on a pre-scheduled engagement,” Ekweremadu said in a statement issued on Tuesday on his Facebook account.
The statement reads in part
In the past 24 hours, I have been inundated with calls from friends and political associates seeking clarification on the rumours of my departure from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which has dominated the media.
Let it be known that my path in politics is in the hands of the Almighty God, who has indeed been very faithful and gracious to me. I’m very grateful to God for this.
My vision in politics is a system that works for everybody, a social and political environment where everybody, every section, and every tribe not only counts, but is also seen to count. As leaders, we must be mindful of this, for any system built on anything less will not endure.
I am grateful to you – members of my family, my friends, political associates, and admirers across Nigeria and beyond – for your uncommon concern. I am indeed humbled by your kind words of solidarity and support.
Please, rest assured that I am still in the PDP.