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Umahi Denies Decamping To APC


Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has described as ‘laughable and mischievous’ allegations in the social media particularly on facebook that he has dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Umahi made the clarification, Tuesday, July 17, 2018,at the Executive Chambers, Government House, Abakaliki, just before the commencement of the state executive council meeting

He affirmed that given the enormous privileges the PDP had offered him, his loyalty to the party was solid.

Hear him: “They said that I have decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is laughable. The question is: why is it that people are so much interested in my politics.

“The clarification is that my relationship with Mr. President is because he is my boss; and the relationship is personal.

“Mr. President or any APC person has never asked me to come over to the APC and they will never ask me. There is no reason to leave my party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of which I was the party chairman, deputy governor and now governor.

“I have always insisted on character. People that jumped from one party to the other should examine their characters unless if there was any problem within their party.

“As at today, tomorrow and till the Christ comes, there will be no crisis in PDP. So, there is no reason for me to leave PDP. Even if there is crisis in the PDP and there is a need to for me to leave PDP, I can never leave PDP for the kind of APC in Ebonyi State.

“With the kind of leaders; not all of them but most of them, in Ebonyi State; leaders that have failed the state woefully; I can never be on the same political platform with them.

“I am focused in doing my job which is governance. I am not yet into politics or election. The fever that is gripping me as from day one I was sworn-in is the fever of delivering on the dividend of democracy and the plight of our people.