The unedited statement of the former minister obtained by OBSERVERS TIMES read :
My attention has been drawn to a malicious and mischievous rumour going round that I have left my Party, the PDP.
It’s unfortunate that when am busy with other leaders in our party strengthening our unity and properly positioning it for the greater challenges ahead, some people are busy spreading mischievous story about my leaving PDP.
I have not left PDP. I have no plan of leaving my party now or any other time please.
I am a Member of PDP BOT, Chairman of PDP Former Ministers Forum as well as Chairman of the PDP North West Zone Elders Council. So for me, these traducers should know that the marriage between me and PDP is one made in heaven.
I was at the PDP BOT meeting yesterday , Thursday 26th August , 2021. I attended the National Caucus meeting today , Friday, 27th August, 2021, and by the special grace of God, I will be at the NEC Meeting tomorrow , Saturday, 28th August, 2021.
I have no contemplation whatsoever to that effect.