- APC has welcomed news of the alleged defection of Governor Umahi of Ebonyi state to the party
- The Ebonyi governor is expected to dump the PDP for the ruling APC
- According to the report, Ebonyi ruler has eyes for the Nigerian presidency in 2023
Governor David Umahi may dump the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) according to reports.
According to The Nation, the Ebonyi state governor is reportedly planning to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Ebonyi governor is believed to be seeking a platform to pursue his future political ambition after the expiration of his second term tenure in 2023.
He is believed to be eyeing the 2023 presidency or vice presidency.
As a result of this, the APC is anticipating the defection of the governor and has started preparing for his coming.
APC Secretary in the state, John Okochi, said he was aware of discussions between Umahi and the party’s leadership in Abuja.
“I am aware that there are talks between the governor and our headquarters in Abuja. But whether the discussions have been concluded or not is what I cannot say.
" I am however very sure that once that is done, the headquarters will formally communicate the state secretariat notifying us that such a person is coming as a part of us. That will enable us prepare to welcome him formally.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that governors from the southeast zone have accused a proscribed group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), of trying to spark another civil war in Nigeria.
The governors made the accusation on Sunday night, November 8, after holding a meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state.
The chairman of the southeast governors’ forum, David Umahi, who spoke on behalf of the governors, warned Igbo people to beware of IPOB members.
He said they decided to visit Rivers state to verify the claims on social media alleging the killing of Igbo people in the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Wike reacted to the social media claims that he ordered the military to kill Igbo residents in Oyigbo local government area of the state.
Governor Wike, appearing on Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Monday, November 2, denied having any hands in the killings.
The governor said he ordered “security agencies”, not specifically the army, to bring to justice any member of the group that disrupts the peace in the state.
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