The lawmaker representing Rivers East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Abe, has denied dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Abe denied some online reports of his defection in a chat with our correspondent.
The APC factions led by Abe and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, have been in a supremacy battle over the Rivers-East senatorial ticket of the party.
The Abe-led faction had held an indirect primary that fielded the lawmaker as candidate while the Amaechi-led faction had conducted a direct primary that produced Tonye Cole as candidate.
The national leadership of the party had recognised Cole.