Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, yesterday, denied a report that he had dumped the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) for All Progressives Congress (APC), insisting that he was nonetheless a PDP member.
A member representing Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State within the Home of Representatives, Chinedu Ogah, had in a press release he personally signed, confirmed that Governor Umahi had joined APC.
Stories, nonetheless, had it that Umahi defected to APC after assembly a number of get together leaders, together with President Muhammadu Buhari, late Friday.
Ogah, the one Nationwide Meeting member from Ebonyi State, who was elected on the APC platform, whereas reacting to the event, described it as “a daring step and transfer in the appropriate course.”
He urged governors of Abia, Enugu, and Anambra to affix APC for stability within the polity and Southeast.
Ogah stated: “Governor Umahi’s defection to our nice get together, APC, is a step in the appropriate course. We can not afford to stay in opposition. We should be a part of the ruling get together to reap the dividends of democracy. I’m calling on different Southeast governors to toe Umahi’s line. Now we have to be on the centre. Now we have to affix mainstream politics for the general growth of our zone and the nation generally. President Muhammadu Buhari has achieved properly. All people ought to be a part of APC to encourage him.”
However Umahi, in his private response, stated there was no fact within the assertion credited to Ogah, stressing: “ I’m nonetheless in PDP and I stay so.”