I Am Not Defecting to APC – Akwa-Ibom State Governor Cries Out
The Governor of of Akwa-Ibom, Emmanuel Udom has denied reports circulating in the media that he was set to join the All Progressives Congress, APC from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The Governor released a statement through his Senior Special Assistant, Media and Chief Press Secretary Ekerete Udoh on Wednesday after a local tabloid had published a story indicating that the Akwa-Ibom Governor was set to decamp to the APC weeks after his predecessor Godswill Akpabio did same.
Akpabio, a former Governor of Akwa-Ibom State and the PDP leader on the Floor of the Senate, a position he resigned when he decamped to the APC at a huge rally organised in his honour in Akwa-Ibom state by the ruling APC.
Read the Press Release Below
Government of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria Press Release
Re: Shocker: Udom Set to Join APC
Our attention has been drawn to a banner headline with the above caption in the Midweek edition of the Global Concord newspaper, a local tabloid published here, in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.
We would, as we always do, have ignored the story as yet another cocktail of lies the publication usually serves its readers, but for the malicious intent of the sponsors of the article.
We wish to state categorically that His Excellency, Governor Udom Emmanuel has never entertained for a nanosecond the thoughts of joining the APC. He will NEVER join the APC. He is a committed, nationally celebrated and recognized member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He has contributed in no small measures to the resurgence of the PDP, which has seen the party record a gale of defections across the country to the eternal grief of the APC.
Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated at different platforms that he is, body, spirit and soul PDP and that passion and commitment has translated into the overwhelming support the political establishment and the good people of this State have shown him, since certain individuals decided to pursue their political interest elsewhere.
We call on the good people of Akwa-Ibom State and Nigerians in general to dismiss the story for what it is: an evil and vile propaganda.
Governor Udom Emmanuel will win convincingly at next year’s gubernatorial election to continue his superlative performance and the party that will guarantee him the victory, as it was in 2015, shall remain the PDP. Akwa-Ibom State is PDP and Governor Udom Emmanuel remains PDP for life.
Senior Special Assistant, Media and Chief Press Secretary to Governor Udom Emmanuel