Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has dispelled speculations that he is planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressive Congress (APC).
Mr Emmanuel was reported by some online news outlets as plotting to join the ruling party after his Cross River State counterpart defected recently to the APC.
But in a statement on Tuesday, the governor said the ruling party wants him in its fold because of his numerous projects in the state which most of the APC state does not have.
“Do you know why they are writing that I will join them?” Mr Emmanuel queried. “They are looking for good people to repair their party. They want someone with projects as they don’t have any.
“They want someone that commissions projects. They have never commissioned any because they don’t have any.
“Akwa Ibom is PDP! PDP is Akwa Ibom!
“When you see them, tell them that Akwa Ibom is not like any other State.
“Akwa Ibom is PDP! I think a word Is enough for the wise.
“You know, when they come and see the good roads that the Governor has constructed, they are looking for a way for us to come and do the same there.
“Tell them that it is not the same. The kind of anointing that is in PDP cannot be found in any Party,” Emmanuel claimed.