Ebonyi State governor, Engr. Dave Umahi, has finally confirmed his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The confirmation comes after weeks and months of reports of the governor leaving the PDP where he served as deputy governor and was twice elected governor.
At a press conference in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi, on Tuesday, Umahi confirmed that he has joined the ruling party, citing “injustice” done to the Southeast PDP, wondering why the PDP has not zoned the presidency to the region.
“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?” he said.
“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.
The governor said, however, that contrary to speculations, he was not joining the APC because he was promised presidential ticket, but to protest against injustice.
“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.”