Emeka Ihedioha, Deputy Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives has dismissed his alleged links with the APC as “laughable, completely nonsensical” and coming at a time he was on a PDP assignment with President Goodluck; PUNCH reported.
During the weekend, posters pairing Aminu Tambuwal, speajer of the house of representatives and his Deputy, Ihedioha, as president and vice-president respectively on the ticket of the APC had mysteriously flooded Abuja.
A statement issued by Ihedioha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Oke Epia, read, “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 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.
“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 assures his numerous 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 the Deputy Speaker in the driver’s seat”