Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, has denied being at logger heads with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Okorocha said the absence of the president at his 55th birthday celebration last month was not an indication that there is a rift between them.
The governor, a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has on several occasions been linked with vying for the presidential ticket of the party.
But addressing journalists at the State’s Government House in Owerri, the state capital, yesterday, Okorocha maintained that his relationship with the president remains cordial and wonderful.
Okorocha insisted that he is not among the people who change colours every second, or always sitting on the fence.
He said, “I have a very cordial and wonderful relationship with President Buhari. Sincerely speaking I believe in him.
“The President had delegated the Vice-President to come for that occasion and his advanced team had already arrived when other national assignment came up and he had to travel out of the country.
“It is not true that I am having a problem with President Buhari. I am not among the people who change colours every second or always sitting on the fence.
“If I don’t support Buhari I will shout it loud and clear where the world will hear me and I will make my reasons known to him. If I am with you, I am with you and if I am not with you, I am not with you.”