Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Usani, has dismissed insinuation in some section of the media that he was working for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Senator Ben Ayade for the 2019 general elections.
The Minister said it was unfortunate that for 16 years under the PDP leadership he never romanced with the party and now that the party is in opposition at the Federal level people will be accusing him of working for the party.
Usani disclosed this at the Obong of Calabar Palace during a courtesy visit by President Mohammadu Buhari before the presidential campaign rally held at the U.J Esuene stadium. The Minister said those who wanted to embarrass the President during the presidential rally at the stadium were those planning to defect to PDP after the general elections.
“I had always supported President Mohammadu Buhari since 1999 to 2015 even before I was appointed Minister, and that is why I put all my eggs in one basket he stated. We all know that this administration came in at difficult period and we must be able to speak out against the propaganda that the president is the cause of Nigeria problems that were created 50 years ago”
The minister insists that he is not a green-pasture politician who moves to where food is ready and from one political party to another because, according to him, the records are there.