- Governor Umahi has revealed that PDP members are not happy with him
- According to him, their unhappiness was because he refused to criticise Buhari
- The Ebonyi governor disclosed this after he defected to the APC
Following his refusal to castigate President Muhammadu Buhari, Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, claimed he became a suspect before the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Ebonyi governor disclosed this in Abakaliki after he perfected his defection from the PDP to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said his only sin in PDP was his refusal to speak ill against the person of Buhari whom he would never criticise no matter the situation.
Umahi claimed his refusal to criticise the president is rooted in his family tradition. However, he said many people in PDP were not happy with this.
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According to him, the people who are not happy are scared that he could be leaking PDP information to the opposition.
“What nonsense is that? I came from a known family and a place where there is character. So, I have got a character; nobody either in APC or PDP will say that whoever discusses anything, I have to go and leak it. To leak it for what? Is it for money, is it for fame?”
In another report, the chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jubrin, has called for dialogue with the southeast over the agitations that the presidential ticket of the party should be allotted to the zone.
Senator Jibrin made the comment in reaction to the defection of Governor Umahi to the APC.
The BoT and the national caucus of the PDP are billed to meet in Abuja on Wednesday, November 18.
Legit.ng had also reported that the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has reacted to the defection of Umahi to the APC.
The group made its stance known on the trending issue via a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, November 18, by its president, Ambassador Paschal Oluchukwu.
The AESID said the defection of Umahi didn't come as a surprise, stressing that the governor is known for political inconsistency since his foray into politics.
The group stated that the political life of the governor has become a domesticated case of a study in downright betrayal beginning from his days in the Dr Ogbonnaya Onu campaign directorate in 1999.
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