- Ebonyi state APC chairman, Eze Nwachukwu, said he has been informed about Governor Umahi's plan to dump the PDP
- Nwachukwu said he was told about the alleged planned defection in a meeting held by the national leadership of the APC in Abuja
- Meanwhile, Governor Umahi had allegedly announced his decision to defect to the APC during a meeting with leaders of the PDP
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, Eze Nwachukwu, has given an update regarding the alleged planned defection of Governor David Umahi to the party.
There have been widespread speculations that Governor Umahi is planning to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the APC.
A report by Daily Trust indicates that Nwachukwu said he was on Wednesday, November 11, informed about Umahi's planned defection by the National Working Committee Committee of the APC in a meeting in Abuja.
The state APC chairman hinted that the details of the planned defection will be disclosed on Thursday, November 12.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Governor Umahi allegedly told the Uche Secondus-led national leadership of the PDP that he was ready to call it quits.
The governor reportedly made his defection plan known on Tuesday, November 10, lending credence to the speculations that he was parting ways with the opposition block.
Speaking to the PDP national working committee members in his home in Abuja, Umahi was said to have maintained that his decision to leave the party was irrevocable and could never be stopped.
It is not yet known whether or not the reason behind Governor Umahi's alleged plan defection is connected to the 2023 presidency race.
However, the APC had earlier stated that it had not decided which region it would zone its 2023 presidential ticket to.
The chairman of the party's national caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state, made this know during an interview with The Sun.
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