Echocho: no plan to defect
A former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Jibrin Isah Echocho, said yesterday he has no plans to defect to any party.
He asked his supporters not to seek revenge against anyone in the state.
Echocho, who made the clarification in a statement in Abuja through his Media Adviser, Phrank Shaibu, said it was too early for anybody to make such a conjecture.
The Supreme Court last Friday declared Governor Idris Wada as the validly nominated PDP candidate in the state.
The verdict fuelled speculations that Echocho might join another party.
The statement said: “The story of a planned defection of Jibrin Isah Echocho and his supporters is a figment of the demented imagination of persons, who are either threatened by the large following and support he enjoys and our political strength.
“Echocho is embarrassed by the orchestrated attempt to calumniate on his hard earned integrity.”