Ebonyi 2023: Umahi speaks on his defection to APC

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The governor of Ebonyi state Engr. David Umahi on Saturday reacted to his alleged defecting from Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the 2023 general election, Daily Times gathered.

Recall that the member representing Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, has earlier on Saturday congratulated the Governor Umahi for finally joining the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ogah who confirmed the governor’s defection to APC, said “we don’t need division in south- east, we need unity in south -east, we need to be part of the Central government. We can’t continue to be in opposition” he stated.

Ogah, is the only National Assembly member of Ebonyi state extraction who was elected on the platform of APC and belongs to the caucus of APC in the south -east zone.

The lawmaker revealed that Umahi’s defection was perfected after his meeting with critical stakeholders and leaders of APC including President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said: “Yes, Governor Umahi’s defection to our great party, APC is a step in the right direction. We cannot afford to remain in opposition. We must join the ruling party to continue to reap the dividends of democracy.

“I am calling on other Governors in south east to toe the line of Governor Umahi and join APC. We have to be at the centre, we have to join the mainstream politics for overall development of our zone and the country in general.

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