Amids speculations making rounds that Deputy Senate President, DSP, Senator Ike Ekweremadu is planning to defect from the opposition party to the ruling party, National Organizing Secretary, NOS, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Col. Austin Akobundu (retd) has said that the rumoured defection of the Deputy to the All Progressives Congress, APC, was the handiwork of mischief makers.
The NOS, in a statement he signed on Wednesday, said, “Ekweremadu is PDP body and soul and is not leaving the party to anywhere”.
He stated that Senator Ekweremadu has made enormous contributions to the party especially during its trying period and “cannot leave at this time when the party has been rebranded and is soaring high to regain power in the country in 2019”.
Akobundu continued: “Senator Ekweremadu who is holding the highest political office in the region is thinking of how to galvanize the geo-political area to massively vote out APC and block any other party in the region.
“Intelligence available to the PDP shows that even those who erroneously joined the APC from the area are now full of regrets with some of them even contemplating a return.”
The NOS charged members of the public particularly members of the party in the South-East not to be distracted but continue in their mobilization to vote in the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to victory in 2019 and help rescue the country’s democracy.