Ex-Media aide to former President Goodluck Johnathan, Reno Omokri, has said he will not defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC), even if his former boss and close ally decides to defect as is being rumoured.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that the former President is gearing up to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC with the intention to pursue a second term in the presidency.
The news is amidst the recent gale of defections from the PDP to APC, including one involving his former Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who joined the ruling party some days ago.
But responding to the development, Omokri said emphatically that Jonathan will not join APC.
He said, “Let me make this clear: Former President Jonathan will not join the APC. And even if he does, I will NOT go with him. But he won’t.
“I am not Femi Fani-Kayode. I urge the general public not to be emotionally agitated. Don’t be excitable. Be rational. Put things into proper perspective. Study my past. Am I or am I not a stable person? You and the public should be able to gauge my future conduct from my past conduct.
“Fani-Kayode’s behaviour is not representative of my behaviour. My late father was an Appeal Court Justice. Investigate him. He was known for being an honest judge.
“I was a Presidential spokesman for four years. Nobody has even accused me of stealing a pin. Betrayal, grovelling and instability are not in my DNA. So what will make me vulnerable to APC? My pedigree is too important to me to be soiled. I must pass it unblemished to my children as it was passed on, unblemished, to me. My stomach does not control my mouth. What I say, and how I behave, are dictated by conscience, not by appetite!”