IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
Contrary to speculations that Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, is making plans to dump the Peoples Democratic, Party PDP, for All Progress Change APC, the lawmaker, Wednesday dismissed the rumour, saying nothing will make him quit the ruling party.
Nigeria’s Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha
He said “It is impossible for me to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for any other political party. I am a foundation member of the PDP and worked very hard to build it”, he stated.
He expressed regrets that some detractors had continued to spread the rumour of his alleged plan to defect to the opposition camp, calling on Imo people to avoid activities and statements that could heat up the polity.
The legislator told the people that he had passionate desire to alleviate the sufferings of the masses, as well as develop his constituency and Imo State at large.
His words: “Apart from initiating and completing roads, electricity and water projects in Mbaise and Ngor Okpala federal constituency, I have provided jobs for 196 youths, with varying certificates from National Diploma to doctorate degrees”
Our Correspondent reports that there are rumours making the rounds in the state, that the Deputy Speaker, though unpopular, may likely join the gubernatorial race in 2015.
Source: African Examiner.