- Chief Emeka Ihedioha has reiterated his loyalty to the PDP
- He told the public to disregard calls on him by the APGA to defect to the party
- Ihedioha is a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives who is aspiring to be governor of Imo state in 2019
Former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has urged the public to disregard calls on him by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to defect to the party.
National chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Oye, had recently called on Ihedioha to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join forces with APGA in the southeast to advance his political career, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com notes that a statement in Owerri on Tuesday, April 17, quoted Ihedioha as saying that the call was of no consequence as his loyalty to the PDP had never wavered and would never be in contention.
The statement by his chief press secretary, Chibuike Onyeukwu, said: “The former deputy speaker views the statement as unwarranted, mischievous and a misplaced demand, borne out of mere imagination.
“The former deputy speaker urges his friends, supporters and allies to disregard Chief Oye’s call as it is of no consequence and be assured of his clear focus.
“It is known to everybody that his membership and loyalty to PDP has never wavered and will never be in contention.’’
It said that Ihedioha, who appreciated the recognition by APGA leadership, however, condemned the attempt by the party’s chairman to make political gains from a social visit.
The statement reiterated that the former deputy speaker was not power hungry and would realise his dream of becoming Imo governor through the PDP.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, warned the Igbos abou Imo state Governor Okorocha’s plot to become Nigeria's president in 2023.
He said Okorocha was going about his ambition the wrong way because if any party wanted to project him they would be interested in his performance.
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