Governor Umahi fires back at Wike, other PDP leaders, says he will quit politics in 2023

Governor Umahi fires back at Wike, other PDP leaders, says he will quit politics in 2023

- Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has revealed why he dumped the PDP for the APC

- The governor officially quit the PDP on Tuesday, November 17

- Umahi said he doesn't nurse any ambition to become Nigeria's president in 2023

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Despite the insinuations that he defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to become Nigeria's president in 2023, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, has put the record straight.

Channels TV reports that the governor faulted the claims that he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to achieve his ambition of becoming the president in 2023.

Legit.ng gathered that he told the press on Tuesday, November 17, in Abakaliki, the state capital that the insinuation that he joined the APC with such an intention was nothing but false.

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The governor, however, disclosed that he would quit politics by the end of his second term in office in the next three years.

Governor Umahi fires back at Wike, other PDP leaders, says he will quit politics in 2023

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state said he left PDP to protest marginalization of Igbos by the party. Credit: @NotDavidUmahi
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He said:

”People can write all that they want to write, it is not my business. In 2023, if God permits, I will be quitting politics and I will be very satisfied because the miracles in Ebonyi state may just be the reason I was born in the first place.
“If people are shouting in this country about fairness, equity, and justice, and I stand in a place where such is not practice, then I have to re-examine my head.
“Let it be known that I am God’s project and I don’t go beyond the limit of my calling. I am satisfied being a governor and by His grace, for eight years.”

At the briefing, the governor confirmed that he has moved to the ruling party, bringing an end to the speculations about his defection.

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He explained that leaving the PDP was in protest of the alleged injustice by the opposition party against the southeast zone.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT), former senator Walid Jubrin, called for dialogue with the southeast over the agitations that the presidential ticket of the party should be allotted to the zone.

It was reported that Jibrin made the comment in reaction to the defection of Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Source: Legit.ng News

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