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  • Updated: November 17, 2020

Umahi Officially Dump PDP For APC, Clarifies Reasons For His Defection

Umahi Officially Dump PDP For APC, Clarifies Reasons For His

The Governor of Ebonyi State Dave Umahi has finally confirmed that he has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Confirming his defection during a press conference on Tuesday in Abakaliki, Umahi who denied leaving PDP because of the party's refusal to zone its presidency ticket to him tagged the peddlers of the news as mischievous.

READ ALSO: PDP To Hold NEC Meeting On Thursday Over Governor Umahi's Planned Defection To APC

According to him, his decision to leave the party was hinged on the injustice meted on the South Eastern region of the party.

Further clarifying that he did not leave PDP because of the party's refusal to hand him its presidential ticket Umahi said:

“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.”

His decision to officially pitch his tent with APC is coming after his meeting with  Mai Mala Buni, the chairman of the APC caretaker committee, on Monday.


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