- The speculations on the proposed defection of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state may end this week
- A report says that the governor has finalised the plan to defect to the APC before the end of the week
- The leadership of the PDP has been having a series of meeting with the governor to stop his defection
There are strong indications that the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, will be switching from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) camp to that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the week runs out.
The Nation reports that a source disclosed the governor confirmed his defection plan Sunday, November 15, during a meeting with stakeholders in his Uburu Ohaozara local government area country home.
Legit.ng gathered that the meeting was attended by bigwigs including the lawmaker representing Ezra South/Ikwo federal constituency, Chinedu Ogah, the chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Elias Mbam, the state chairman, Senator Julius Ucha, Nwachukwu Eze and Senator Anthony Agbo.
The newspaper emphasised that a source at the meeting said the governor also promised to reshuffle his executive council in December to accommodate members of the APC.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Hope Uzodinma said after Umahi joins the APC, more governors from the opposition will defect to the ruling party.
It was reported that the Imo state governor made the statement on Monday, November 16, when he visited the APC national secretariat in Abuja.
He said the planned defection of Umahi from the PDP to the APC was sure to happen soon.
Uzodinma disclosed that he visited the party’s headquarters to have a discussion with the APC national chairman and some members of the national working committee.
A report had emerged that the PDP was making last-minute moves to stop Umahi from defecting to the APC.
The National Working Committee at a meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, November 10, tried to dissuade the Ebonyi state governor from joining the ruling party.
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