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Nigeria’s Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has debunked the speculation that he’s working for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said he would overwhelmingly deliver votes from the South East geopolitical zone to the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
His new message is a warning to the camp of Buhari Campaign Council, “they should stay off the zone” simple.
He made this known while meeting with PDP vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, expressing his commitment to the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming general elections.
Report by The Punch said he had held separate meetings with the vice-presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, and South-East governors on how to achieve victory at the polls.
The senator, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, denied reports the PDP was divided ahead of the presidential election.
He said, “I have held separate meetings with Peter Obi and the Chairman, South-East Governors’ Forum, Dave Umahi, with a view to working out strategies for the success of our party and our candidates in the elections.
“We will also organise a meeting of the South-East PDP stakeholders at the weekend.
“I have no doubt that South-East leaders will deliver the region overwhelmingly to the PDP and I expect that other leaders will also do the same in their geopolitical zones.
“After the PDP lost the presidency and its majority status at the National Assembly in 2015, I made it clear that I would stand by the party, no matter what.
“It took other party stakeholders and I a lot of efforts, sacrifices, soul-searching and painstaking negotiations to hold the party together and rebuild it.
“If I did not abandon the PDP at its darkest hour, it does not make the slightest sense to say that I abandoned it now that its sun is rising again.”
There have been speculations before now that he was working closely with Buhari, which was believed to be a serious concern to the PDP.
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