By Alex Uangbaoje
A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Senator Abubakar Girei has denied membership of the proposed new party Action Democratic Party (ADP) as contained in an interview granted to a northern based national daily by one Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani.
Sentaor Girei in a statement he issued refuting his membership of the party said, his attention was drawn to the interview where Engr. Sani mentioned his name as one of the brains behind the proposed party.
According to the Senator, “I wish to refute the claim by Engr Y. Sani the self appointed Chairman of the ADP that I am one of the promoters of the proposed party. Engr. Sani whom I met only once in my life has no basis nor justification for that claim.
“I hereby dissociate myself completely from his claim and for the avoidance of doubt, reiterate that I remain an irrevocable member of the All Progressive Congress and I have no intention whatsoever of leaving my party” he stated.
In the said interview, Engr. Sani responded when asked the brains behind the proposed party that ” the brains behind the party are concerned Nigerians such as myself, Chief Bankole, the father of Dimeji Bankole, the former speaker. If you go to the. South south, I have Senator Owe, I am from the North Central. If you go to North East we have Senator Girei, we have many of them in the north west” he stated.
Senator Girei therefore called on Nigerians to disregard such claim of his membership of ADP describing it as baseless and completely false.