Senator representing Oyo South senatorial district, Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi, has denied defecting to People Democracy Party ( PDP).
Akanbi had been listed among 15 APC senators who dumped the party on Tuesday but in a statement, he said he remains in APC.
In a statement issued today by his media office, the senator said the report was a mere rumour and a futile attempt to persuade him to join the opposition party.
The statement said that “Senator Adesoji Akanbi is a core progressive member, a stakeholder and one of the leader of the party in Oyo State.
“Senator Akanbi remains a core member of APC and he’s committed to the service of the people.”
He also readfirmed his support for President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that “while promising continuous loyalty to the government, Senator Adesoji Akanbi in its own right, will continue to provide quality leadership and representation to the people of his constituents, Oyo state and Nigeria at large.”