- Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state defected from the opposition PDP to the ruling APC
- Umahi said he decided to dump the party because of injustice the southeast has suffered by the PDP
- The governor disclosed further that he has no deal with the APC concerning zoning the party's presidential ticket to the southeast
Following the outcries that trailed his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has revealed why he dumped the opposition party.
Umahi speaking to journalists in Abakaliki on the issue of his defection said he moved to the APC because of injustice the southeast region has suffered by the PDP, The Nation reports.
According to the governor, he has no regrets about moving to the APC. Umahi’s defection comes after weeks of speculation that he had taken the decision to dump the opposition party.
Speaking further, Umahi noted that he was not offered any deal for the presidential ticket of the party to be zoned to the southeast by the APC or any member of the party.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Hope Uzodinma said that after Umahi joined the APC, more governors from the opposition will defect to the ruling party.
The Imo state governor made the statement on Monday, November 16, when he visited the APC national secretariat in Abuja.
He noted that it was important for the southeast to be part of the APC in the interest of national integration and cohesion.
In a related development, Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, has urged all political zones in the country not to dump opposition ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The ex-vice president's message was targeted at members of the party in the southeast.
Members of the party in the southeast are set to dump the PDP for the ruling APC over the refusal of the party to zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the region.
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