“I am a core PDP member”: Orubebe Denies Plans to Defect to APC
Elder Godsday Orubebe has denied media reports that he was leaving the People’s Democratic Party to join “his folks” in the All Progressives Congress, noting that he was “a proud and committed member” of the PDP, who is with the President in his bid to reorganise the party. He said those behind the fictitious report hacked into his twitter account.
Earlier today, there were reports in the local media that the Nigeria’s former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has allegedly concluded plans to defect to the opposition party APC with immediate effect.
“I have concluded plans to join my folks in the APC to champion and sustain the movement for a better Niger Delta in the new administration,” it was posted on his Twitter timeline.
The former Minister also threatened to drag online media houses, who published the story of his alleged defection to the APC without contacting him, before the court.
He said, “It is not true that I am leaving the PDP for APC; it is not true and it cannot be true. I am taking online media, who have published the story to court.
“I am a core PDP member. I am with my oga (Goodluck Jonathan) and we are planning to reorganise the PDP to make it a party of unification.”
It will be recalled that Orubebe became an item during the last election when he tried to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega from proceeding with results from states across the country. Xclusive Magazine reported how Orubebe had vehemently denied the accusation he was in a plot to abduct Jega
“I am shocked. In fact, am still wondering why I will ever consider conniving with friends and other party stalwarts to foment national violence that will in turn fall on children, women and youths as falsely speculated to the detriment of the unity and peace of our great nation. I am an advocate of peace. This was why I was in the forefront to anchor the celebrated ceasefire with Niger Delta ex- militants to usher in peace to the once restive region. I cannot afford to sacrifice national unity and peace on the platter of power,” He had said
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