The Deputy Speaker says he is committed to working for the PDP
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has dissociated himself from posters that appeared in parts of Abuja Saturday, showing him as a Vice Presidential aspirant under the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2015 elections.
The posters which show Mr. Ihedioha alongside his boss, Speaker Waziri Tambuwal as President and Vice Presidential aspirants respectively adorned major streets of Abuja weekend.
Mr. Tambuwal had earlier issued a statement through his spokesperson Imam Imam also dissociating himself from the posters and urging those behind it to know that it is not yet time for political campaigns in the country.
Both officials are members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
A statement by Mr. Ihedioha’s spokesperson, Oke Epia, on Sunday said the posters are “laughable and completely nonsensical”.
It also said the posters are coming at a time Mr. Ihedioha was on party assignment with the president and leader of the PDP, Goodlck Jonathan, the national chairman and other top stalwarts of the party at Osogbo, Osun State, for the grand rally of the party for the August 9th governorship election.
“The general public is hereby urged to ignore the posters and see this incident as the handiwork of mischief makers who are advised to find better things to do with their time and resources.
“The deputy speaker is fully focused on and committed to rebuilding the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, nationally and in Imo State where he has remained a bulwark of the ruling party since the opposition took over the reins of government at that level in 2011,” the statement said.
It also said nothing can distract the deputy speaker and other leaders of the party in Imo State from working conscientiously to dislodge the APC government in Imo State and also ensure victory for the party at the federal level in 2015.
He assured his supporters and associates both in Imo State and all over Nigeria that no amount of mischief can stop or derail the PDP train of progress moving into Imo with him in the driver’s seat.