The National Organizing Secretary, NOS, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Col. Austin Akobundu (retd) has said that the rumoured defection of the Deputy Senate President, DSP, Senator Ike Ekweremadu to the All Progressives Congress, APC, was the handiwork of mischief makers.
The NOS, in a term 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 immense contributions to the party particularly throughout 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 area is thinking of how to galvanize the geo-political location to massively vote out APC and block any other party in the area.
“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 natives especially members of the party in the South-East not to be distracted but keep trying in their mobilization to vote in the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar to victory in 2019 and assist rescue the state’s democracy.