Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has denied the rumours that he is set to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Rumour has it that Fayose visited the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu in Lagos to finalise talks about his defections.
However, the governor while dismissing the rumour, stressed that he is still very much a PDP member, and that people associating him with the APC, are only celebrating their own political self deceit.
"I remain in PDP and those associating me with the APC can continue to celebrate their own political self deceit. Together we must rescue Nigeria and its people from the APC tyrannical govt," he said on his twitter account.
"Linking me with any APC leader is like saying that I'm associating with armed robbers who stole the mandate of Ekiti people. If it will remain one man that will continue to stand against the tyrannical govt of Buhari and his APC, that one man will be Peter Ayodele Fayose."
Fayose has been a major critic of the APC-led federal government.
But the rumour of his planned defection to APC made the rounds on social media during the weekend after it was confirmed that former Akwa Ibom State governor and the Nigerian senate's minority leader Godswill Akpabio, was due to defect to the ruling party.
Like Fayose, Akpabio is a member of the PDP and has once been very critical of the APC government.