Dr Ikedi Ohakim, former governor of Imo State, Thursday, denied decamping to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Reacting to myriads of reports alleging that he had joined the ruling APC, Dr Ohakim said such was unfounded.
The former governor made this declaration through his aide, Barr Austine Otuokere, which was made available to our correspondent in Owerri. According to Barr Otukere, “Former Gov Ohakim wishes to state, quite unequivocally, that he is yet to decamp to the APC or any other political party for that matter. His Excellency takes full cognizance of the fact that the current political atmosphere in the country gives room for speculations, but camp-changing by a person of his calibre and pedigree is not something he could smuggle into the internet.
“While Dr Ohakim is also aware of the sweeping enthusiasm of Nigerians across the different states of the federation to join the ruling party, any moves by him in a similar direction must be in the full glare of all Nigerians and with the full participation of members of his political family, thus offering a photo opportunity for a reliable communication of his current political preferences.
“Dr Ohakim, therefore, wishes to seize this opportunity to enjoin his political associates, supporters and numerous admirers alike to disregard this rumour and await any further possible directives and communication from him.”