Orubebe Denies Plans Of Defecting To APC
Godsday Orubebe, Nigeria’s former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has rubbished reports that he was defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Orubebe said reports attributed to him on a Twitter account, @ElderGOrubebe, was completely false, noting 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 media are totally false,” he told our correspondent via text message.
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.”
It will be recalled that Orubebe became an item during the last election when 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 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, agent during the election threw caution to the wind, claiming the PDP protested the election 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.