Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has denied that he has plans to decamp from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Wike was responding to a viral video in which the governor was threatening to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress.
According to a statement signed by Wike’s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri (APC) he revealed that the video was a snippet from an old interview Wike gave in response to the defection of Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi from the PDP to the APC.
“Governor Wike has repeatedly maintained that he will never, under any circumstances, defect from the PDP, which has offered him the platform to excel in his political career.
“We urge the public to ignore the distorted video. Those behind it are desperately wicked and intend to mislead the public. Governor Wike remains a faithful, committed member of the PDP and will never leave it for the cancerous APC,” the statement read in part.
Wike is believed to be one of the candidates being considered by the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, as a running mate for next year’s election.