The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has dismissed media reports purporting the existence of factions in the Peoples Democratic Party.

He spoke at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on arrival from Port-Harcourt, where he attended the Saturday national convention of the party.

Senator Ekweremadu, who was in the company of the Interim National Chairman of the PDP, senator Ahmed Maikarfi, said what exists within the PDP were only contending interests, which, according to him, were normal in any political family.

According to him, there are no factions in PDP but contending issues, which will be resolved soon.

"What we have are contending interests. Such is common in any party. Yes, there were some disagreements, but the good thing is that we have not allowed such disagreements to degenerate into a major crisis that would warrant factions.

“Instead, what happened in Port-Harcourt over the weekend further confirms PDP’s capacity to resolve issues in favour of laid down precepts and in the overall interest of our great party and nation.

“I am sure what happened in Port-Harcourt remains a disappointment for those who were expectant of major crisis and factions in the PDP because we emerged from the convention more determined to change the change, to save our economy, reposition the electoral process, and make life more bearable for the suffering masses of Nigeria again”.