David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The Senator representingÂ Anambra senatorial district, Senator Andy Uba, has debunked the rumour of his defection from the All Progressive Congress, APC for a new party.
In a statement put out by his media office, Senator Uba who emerged second with 931 votes at the just concluded APC primary election stated that the news that he had defected from the party was false and urged the public as well as the party members to disregard such news.
The statement said:Â â€œIn putting the records straight, let me state that Senator Uba has no intention of leaving our great party, the APC for another party. Â Senator Uba at every point in time preceding the primaries said that he would not leave the party whatever the situation he finds himself.
â€œLet us now ask why would he leave the party at this time?Â Again, what good will it do to him, his supporters or the party at this point?
â€œSenator Uba for now isÂ yet to see reasons for his wanting to defect andÂ so please, people should stop spreading false news that he isÂ planning to defect to another party as he isÂ still a memberÂ of the APC.â€
Following his defeat at the APC primary poll, rumour has been ripe that he plans to join another party to either actualise his ambition or disrupt the emergence of an APC candidate as a payback for his failure to pick the ticket of the party.