Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has denied leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In a statement signed by his media adviser, Kelvin Ebiri (APC), Wike was responding to a viral video that claimed the governor was threatening to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress in a statement.
Ebiri stated in a statement broadcast Wednesday night that the video was meant to deceive the public.
Ebiri revealed that the video was a snippet from an old interview Wike gave in response to Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi's switch from the PDP to the APC.
"Governor Wike has stated repeatedly that he will never, under any circumstances, leave the PDP, which has provided him with the platform to succeed."
“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.
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