He said his belief in the party is responsible for the suit he instituted in court, challenging his suspension by the ruling party.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), David Iyofor, reads: “Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has restated his earlier stance that he has no intentions of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is contrary to rumours being spread by the suspended Publicity Secretary of Action Congress of Nigeria(ACN), Rivers State chapter, Jerry Needam.
“Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, David Iyofor, in a statement dismissed as outright lies and a figment of the devious imagination of Jerry Needam, his claims that Governor Amaechi had approached ACN leadership to join the party.
“Governor Amaechi has no intention of leaving the PDP. And everyone knows that he’s already fighting his purported suspension in court. He believes it’s a PDP issue and, in due course, the matter would be resolve. He has never met with anyone to discuss his leaving the PDP to join ACN or APC or any other political party.
“ Jerry Needam is a joker and jester that no one should take seriously at all. He’s just doing the bidding of his paymasters – a faction of PDP in Rivers State – that is doing everything they can, no matter how absurd and bizarre, so they can accuse Governor Amaechi of anti-party activities. It is instructive to note that just a couple of days back, this same Jerry Needam was suspended from ACN for hobnobbing and working with the Felix Obuah faction of the PDP in Rivers State against the interests of ACN. That leaves the question: who does Jerry Needam speaks for? Certainly, not for ACN. He can only be speaking for himself and his paymasters who are well known to Rivers people. No one is deceived by his antics and comical statements”.