A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, on Sunday denied that he had defected from Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, to the Social Democratic Party, SDP.
Mr. Bankole spoke through his media aide, Omodu Morgan.
“I have not defected to Social Democratic Party,SDP, as speculated and reported in some media.
“The report contains no iota of truth. I am still a member of Board of Trustees,BOT, and National Executive Council member of Peoples Democratic Party,” Mr. Bankole said.
The ex-Speaker was rumoured to have dumped the Ogun PDP after losing out of the politicking that characterised the primaries of the party. However, on Sunday, he pledged his loyalty to the party.
“I remain committed to my party,Peoples Democratic Party. I have no grudges against anybody,and I remain a loyal party member,and I have to repeat again I have not defected to SDP or any other party,” he said.