Following his rumoured planned defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekeremadu says he still in his party and has never planned leaving the PDP.
The media have been awashed with stories insinuating that Ekweremadu would defect to the APC as he was not picked as the Vice Presidential candidate to the PDP Presidential flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar.
In a statement released on his Facebook page in the early hours of today, Ekweremadu who disclosed that he was presently out of the country on a prescheduled engagement, maintained that his part in politics is in the hand of God.
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”