Party supporters raise flags in support of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan and Vice President Namadi Sambo during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluc ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Lagos - All Progressives Congress Chairman in the Rivers State, Davies Ikanya, dismissed reports he had defected to the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP).
Ikanya denounced this as a “ridiculous rumour.”
“That will never happen. Whoever started or is spreading that lie should be treated for acute malaria,” he said.
He disclosed that the rumour came to his attention while he was chairing a recent meeting of APC stakeholders with Governor Rotimi Amaechi in the Government House in Port Harcourt.
“Let me state emphatically that should everybody decide to dump APC today, I, Dr Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, will be the last person to dump the party because I am a man of principles. You can be rest assured of this,” he emphasised.
He dismissed the reports as the handiwork of the PDP.
Ikanya alleged last Monday, Felix Obuah, the PDP State Chairman, while receiving the defected Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru, boasted that about six commissioners in Amaechi’s cabinet would be joining them by Wednesday.
“That is, two days ago. If I may ask, where are the commissioners that have joined them? Of course, only a Judas Iscariot can join them. In every given time only one Judas exists and he has already departed, thereby leaving APC more virile, united and stronger.”