Contrary to widespread speculations of his planned defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda (PDP-FCT) has debunked as false insinuations that he wants to defect to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Speaking with Senate correspondents yesterday, Aduda dismissed as untrue insinuations that he planned to join recently defected Senator Godswill Akpabio in the APC.
He said “I have no intention to leave. No, I have not defected; I am in People’s Democratic Party (PDP). I am not planning to defect, body and soul, I am in PDP.
I am a bonafide PDP member and I am a leader in the PDP, and not only being a leader in PDP but I am a loyal member of the party from my ward to national level.
“I have heard the trend on the social media and also all sorts of stories on the alleged defect but it is false. People have called me from all over the world and even my constituents. I want to thank those who expressed concern about my political career and future.
“We must continue to build not only institutions but parties. And as such my ideology is with the PDP and I am still a member of the PDP.”
On the sudden defection of Senator Akpabio to All Progressive Congress (APC) he said though Akpabio is his friend, his defection to the ruling party cannot influence his decision to remain with the PDP.
“You should know that politics has nothing to do with friendship and as such, we have our political differences.
“For me I want to re-iterate that I worked very hard for the people of FCT and nothing will hamper me from working for the people of FCT. So, Akpabio has his reasons for leaving PDP but for me, I will continue to serve the PDP and I am loyal to my party.”
“I have no intention to leave. No, I have not defected; I am in People’s Democratic Party (PDP)”. – Aduda