I left PDP for good – Arume

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Johnkennedy Uzoma, Ow­erri

The 2014 Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party gov­er­nor­ship as­pi­rant in Imo State, Sen­a­tor Ifeanyi God­win Ara­raume, has said that he will re­main in the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC).

Sen­a­tor Ara­raume was re­act­ing to a media re­port which sug­gested that he had been schem­ing to re­turn to the PDP ahead of 2019 gen­eral elec­tions.

A state­ment is­sued in Ow­erri yesterday by the sec­re­tary of the Ifeanyi Ara­raume Des­tiny Foun­da­tion, Dr. James Oko­roma, stressed that Ara­raume has noth­ing to do with the PDP any longer.

“I would re­main in the APC as a pro­gres­sive and shall not have any­thing to do with the PDP be­cause it is an isola­tive evil,” the state­ment read.

The for­mer sen­a­tor, who rep­re­sented Okigwe Sen­a­to­rial Zone, stated that his vic­tory at the De­cem­ber 18, 2014 PDP gu­ber­na­to­rial pri­maries was short­changed through high-level con­spir­acy.

He con­firmed that some PDP lead­ers had apol­o­gised and promised to give him the 2019 gov­er­nor­ship ticket.

While de­scrib­ing the media re­port as black­mail meant to pitch him against the gover­nor, he said he was com­fort­able with the APC where he had been work­ing ‘har­mo­niously’ with Gover­nor Rochas Oko­rocha.

“As a mem­ber of the APC state cau­cus, that of the South East and ma­jor stake­holder at the fed­eral level, I have noth­ing to re­gret, and I would con­tinue to sup­port Gover­nor Oko­rocha and Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari,” he added.

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