Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, vehemently denied media reports that he was leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressive Congress (APC).
Orubebe was allegedly posted on his twitter handle, @EderGOrubebe, “I have concluded plans to join my folks in the APC to champion and sustain the movement for a better Niger Delta in the new administration.”
It will be recalled that Mr. Orubebe created panic at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation center during the presidential elections in March. SaharaReporters later reported that Mr. Orubebe was part of an elaborate plot to have INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega abducted. According to a SaharaReporters investigation, Mr. Orubebe was acting under the direction of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Orubebe described this latest public drama and Twitter controversy as the “handiwork of mischief makers.” In a statement through his media aide, Mr. Ekenwan Akwagbe, Orubebe described the reports as false and malicious propaganda aimed at tarnishing his image.
According to Akwagbe, “News making the rounds and going viral in the internet and published by an online newspaper that Elder Godsday Orubebe, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has defected to the All Progressives Congress is not only mischievous but malicious and intended to tarnish the good image of Elder Orubebe.
“Elder Orubebe remains a staunch believer in the cause of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and in the administration of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
“He remains faithful to the PDP and will continue to remain there to form a strong opposition party to check every step taken by the incoming APC administration.
“Therefore, it is important to mention here that the internet is the handiwork of the APC’s propaganda machine which stock in trade is lies and outright falsehood.
“The general public should please discountenance this ill-intended story by band endemic liars.”