Nigeria’s former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, has dismissed growing reports that he was defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Orubebe who said reports attributed to him on a Twitter account, @ElderGOrubebe, was completely false, further noted that, he is committed to the PDP and its cause.
“The reports are absolute nonsense. I am a believer of the PDP and I am with my Oga (boss) President Goodluck Jonathan. The reports online and on social media are totally false,” a report quoted him as saying this afternoon.
Earlier today, a tweet attributed to him read: “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. Details will be released soon. Thank you all.”
It will be recalled that Orubebe became a trending topic in the polity when during the last election he tried to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega from proceeding with results from states across the country.
Orubebe who was a PDP accredited agent during the last election publicly tried to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega from proceeding with results in Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa states.
“You are partial. You have been compromised. We cannot take it from you again. We have no confidence in what you are doing. This cannot continue,” Orubebe said.