Gov Umahi finally defects to APC, gives reasons

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state finally confirmed his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that there has been speculations that the governor is about to dump the opposition party for the ruling party.

Umahi spoke to journalists in Abakaliki on the issue of his defection and said he moved to the APC because of injustice the PDP metted out to the Southeast.

According to the governor, he has no regrets about moving to the APC.

He also said that he has no deal with the APC or any member of the party with regards to zoning of the presidential position to the southeast.

“Let me clear the air and state that I never sort for the ticket of PDP Presidency and I will not. Whoever that 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.”

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