The Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Monday dismissed a media report that a former President of the Senate, Ken Nnamani, had concluded plans to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party.
It described the report as a figment of the writer’s imagination.
An online medium, African Examine, had reported that the former Senate President and a chieftain of the APC was making plans to return to his former party, the PDP.
But briefing journalists on the report, the state chairman of the APC, Dr Ben Nwoye, described those behind the rumour as haters of the APC.
Nwoye described the former Senate President as a patriotic Nigerian, whom he said worked hard for the reelection of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in the last general election.
He said that when Senator Nnamani joined the APC, he addressed a press conference and wondered why people were speculating that he was defecting.
He insisted that politics is not driven by falsehood and character assassination, adding that Nnamani had the capacity to communicate to the public about his political position.
He said, “Nnamani has remained an active and valuable member of the APC whose reasoned opinion is highly valuable to the APC both at the regional and national levels.
“Those who have orchestrated this falsehood should look for positive means of channelling their energy. Politics is not driven by falsehood and character assassination.”