The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked the allegations of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s planned defection to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
President Muhammadu Buhari’s special assistant on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang had earlier claimed that Governor Emmanuel was making subtle moves to join the APC.
The PDP has debunked the allegations of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s planned defection to the APC. Photo credit: UDOM Emmanuel
Citing the governor’s recent romance with APC stakeholders, including the invitation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Senate President Ahmed Lawan for projects inauguration, Enagd concluded that “Udom Emmanuel is now a member of the APC.”
Akwa Ibom chapter of PDP reacts
Reacting to Monday, October 11, the spokesman of the Akwa Ibom state chapter of the PDP, Borono Bassey, described Enang’s claim as false, The Punch reported.
Bassey said he was not surprised at the rumours, adding that APC is always struggling to have a performing governor like Udom Emmanuel in order to validate its failure in the state
He said: “The truth is that the governor has said it over and over again and as a party, we have made releases that the governor is not going anywhere.
“I like to think that people just want to draw attention to themselves because they know that people will be interested in hearing about this.”