Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State Finally Defects From PDP To APC

By Chinenye Festus:-

It is official,… the much-speculated report of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State defecting from People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressive Congress (APC) has been confirmed by the governor himself.

Recall that Umahi has not spoken publicly about reports of him leaving the PDP, a party where he served as deputy governor and was twice elected as the governor of the state.

On Monday, Dave Umahi had a meeting with the governor of Yobe state, and Chairman of APC caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni.

Confirming his defection at a press conference in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital on Tuesday, Umahi said that he has joined the ruling party, adding that he had to leave PDP because of Injustice done to SouthEast PDP.

He said, “Let me clear the air and state that I never sort for the ticket of PDP Presidency and I will not. Whoever said that I moved to APC because they refused to zone the ticket to me is being very mischievous. Because even if PDP promises me, an individual a presidential ticket, how does it work?”
“It is expected that we’ll over 8000 delegates would elect the person and such promise can not happen without more than 10 or 20 people. People are being very mischievous but I tell you, there are a lot of prominent people from South East that can take the slot of PDP.
“Why am I moving to APC? Some people said I was promised this and that but I tell you, there is no such discussion. APC never promised me any position, they never promised South East any position, there was no such discussion, however, I offered this movement as a protest to the injustice being done to South East by the PDP since 1998 till date.”
This brings it to two states which the APC now has control over in the south-east – Imo and Ebonyi.

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