Senator Olujimi and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy Minority Whip of the Senate, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has dismissed rumours that she is set to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

The lawmaker stated that rumours of her planned defection was a ploy by those threatened by her governorship ambition to sow discord among her followers and supporters.

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Speaking to BusinessDay newspaper, Olujimi said: “Many of our people have defected because they do not believe they should go through the agony some of us are going through but I won’t leave the party. This is the party that has given me almost every important assignment that I have had.

“The SDP thing was a gimmick for people to lose orientation because I was there in the public space mobilising and they thought they needed to throw spanner in the works that was the issue of the SDP.

“But suffice it to say that amongst all the former Deputy Governors, I am the only one left. Every other person has gone because of high-handedness, intimidation, harassment and that is not good for our Party.

“Those votes are votes that are supposed to be PDP votes. All of them have emerged in all other parties. Are you saying they won’t have votes? They will have votes because they have also been part of the system in Ekiti and they know how it works.”