PDP Debunks rumors of Ekweremadu’s defection to APC
The rumor in circulation that the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, is planning to leave the party has been debunked by The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party.
They made it quite clear that there was nothing in the All Progressives Congress, that was capable of attracting Ekweremadu into its confines.
The PDP has maintained that rather than loose members, the APC would record a mass defection of its members to the former ruling party soon.
The rumors and unconfirmed reports making the rounds stated that Ekweremadu was considering defecting to the APC from the PDP for being unable to secure the Vice-Presidential ticket of the party and subsequently losing it to the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi.
Ekweremadu was said to have tried his best to acquire the slot but was gravely disappointed when Obi was announced as the vice presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election by the PDP Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
As one of his many efforts to clinch the VP ticket, it was said that Ekweremadu rallied round delegates from the South-East and aided their decision to vote for Atiku at the party’s national convention which took place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, a few weeks ago.
The rumors point to the fact that a disappointed Ekweremadu, despite the fact that his name has already been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission as a senatorial candidate from Enugu State, by the PDP is said to be planning his defection from the PDP to the APC.
However, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has debunked the rumours, stating that Ekweremadu “will never leave the PDP.”
Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan expressed his amazement as to why people would believe a rumor that the Deputy Senate President was considering joining the APC.