2019: Ekweremadu says no rift in PDP as AA endorses Atiku

By Abiola David

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has debunk rumor going on in some section of the public that there was division in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the February 2019 general elections.

Ekweremadu, said, the statement is a “the lie mills” and therefore urged the public to disregard the statement describing it as a as “fake news, cheap blackmail, smear campaign and extreme propaganda.”

The Media Adviser to the Deputy Senate President, Mr. Uche Anichukwu made this known in a statement, in Abuja on Monday.

He urged the lovers and supporters of the party not to be deceived by such propaganda and should remain focused in ensuring victory at the poll in the coming election.

“My attention has been drawn to the orchestrated attempts by some characters to create the impression of a divided house in People’s Democratic Party ahead of the coming presidential election.

“Such characters dish out fake and divisive stories without source on a daily basis and attribute same to me.

“I refuse to be distracted by such cheap blackmail, smear campaign, and extreme propaganda,” he said.

On a related development, the Action Alliance (AA) on Monday reaffirmed its support for the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the 2019 presidential elections.

The National Chairman of the Party, Chief Kenneth Udeze, made this known at a press conference held at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

“The National Executives Committee (NEC) of our party are on the same page concerning our support for Atiku, same with all our State chapters in this matter.

“For your information, AA moved the motion for the adoption of  Atiku as the Presidential Candidate of CUPP, and we are on it to the end,” he said.

Udeze noted that Ugwunmba  Nwosu still remained the governorship candidate of AA in lmo, adding that he is the one running for the election under the party,  and not Governor  Okorocha.

“We shall do our best to deliver him, as he still remains the Candidate to beat among all the gubernatorial candidates,” he added.