Those spreading my defection rumour have acute malaria – Rivers APC chairman
By Ehi Ekhator, Naija Center News
The state chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Davies Ikanya has dismissed as ridiculous, the rumour making the rounds that he has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), saying that whoever started or is spreading such lie should be treated for acute malaria.
He disclosed that the rumour came to his attention while he was chairing a meeting of APC stakeholders with Governor Amaechi in the Government House. “Let me state emphatically that should everybody decide to dump APC today, I, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, will be the last person to dump the party because I am a man of principles. You can be rest assured of this,” he said.
The Rivers APC Chairman dismissed the rumour as the handiwork of the Rivers PDP. He said: “Last Monday, Mr. Felix Obuah, the PDP State Chairman while receiving the defected Deputy Governor, Engr Tele Ikuru, boasted that about six commissioners in Gov. Amaechi’s cabinet would be joining them by Wednesday – that is, two days ago. If I may ask, where are the commissioners that have joined them? Of course, only a Judas Iscariot can join them. In every given time only one Judas exists and he has already departed, thereby leaving APC more virile, united and stronger.
The news was ascribed to one of his aides, Mr. James Iyok who was reported to have said Ikanya was not happy with the attack of Governor Amaechi on The President, adding that Ikanya has defected to PDP and alleged to have called on Rivers people to vote for Jonathan.
In a response to NAIJA CENTER NEWS inquiry on phone, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, SSA Media and Public Affairs to the State Chairman, APC Rivers State. said whoever is responsible for such lies should be checked and treated for malaria
He said “Let me start by saying that whoever insinuated such a laicious lie should be treated for a serious malaria attack. The fact remain that as your texts was coming in, Dr. Ikanya was chairing a meeting of APC stakeholders with Governor Amaechi in the government House. Let me state emphatically that should everybody decides to dump APC today, Dr. Ikanya will be the last person to dump the party because of his highly principled standing. You can be rest assured of this. We will suggest that you people should ignore such a trash from the pit of hell as you know, this is one of those propaganda acts by PDP.
“Our major challenge now is not the idle talk by PDP leaders but the unpreparedness of PDP as a party to participate in t his election particularly in Rivers State. Because of this, the party (PDP) has abandoned campaign and embark upon sponsorship and promotion of violence. Unless, you are not in Rivers Sate to witness the ongoing massive killing and arrest of APC chieftains all over the state.”