The Former Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that he has not at any time endorsed the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi for the presidency come 2023.
Onu said his loyalties remain with the ruling party and as such, all reports of his involvement in any form of anti-party activity should be disregarded.
He asserted in a statement on Wednesday that claims suggesting he endorsed another party, are “mischievous, wicked and unfortunate.”
His statement read in part: Dr. SKC Ogbonnia is a completely different person from Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu. My surname is Onu and not Ogbonnia. My other name is Ogbonnaya and not Ogbonnia. The initials SKC are not mine. I never contested for the Presidential Primaries of the APC in 2019.
In my long political carrier, I have never changed my political party. I have also never been involved in any anti-party activity. It is also important to remember that I served meritoriously as the National Chairman of the defunct All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP), that for a long time, was the largest opposition political party in the country.
I, therefore, request that the general public should make the distinction between Dr. SKC Ogbonnia and Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.
The attempt to copy the statement made by Dr. SKC Ogbonnia and put my name as the caption is mischievous, wicked and unfortunate.
We need a high level of civility in the conduct of politics in our dear nation, He said.