- The defections of Umahi, Ayade, Bello Matawalle should be challenged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) according Governor Wike
- According to him, the time has come for the court to make a final pronouncement on the incessant defections of governors and lawmakers
- Wike insisted that it is wrong for governors, lawmakers, who have been elected on the platform of a particular party to defect to another
A message has been sent to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The message was sent by no other person than Rivers state Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
In clear terms, the governor called on is party to challenge the defections of the Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi; Governor of Cross River, Ben Ayade and Zamfara governor Bello Matawalle to the All Progressives Congress (APC), Daily Trust reports.
Gpong further, he asked the party to also challenge the defections of former PDP members in National Assembly and state assemblies to the APC.
He said the time has come for the judiciary to make a final pronouncement on the incessant defections of governors and lawmakers, Vanguard Newspaper added.
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“And so, I have encouraged the PDP, they must file a suit against the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, and the Governor of Cross River state, Ben Ayade, for defecting to the All Progressives Congress without any reason provided in the constitution or any other enabling law.
“What PDP is looking for is not just that they want to reclaim the seats, but that a pronouncement must be made by the judiciary on this incessant defection without no reasons at all, in order to enhance and strength our democracy."
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The Punch reported that the Ebonyi PDP said this in reaction to a social media post claiming Anyim, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Egwu, the senator representing Ebonyi North, were at loggerheads over the control of the party.
It was alleged in the social media post that the two PDP leaders had fallen apart as the party's congress approached and were scrambling for supporters within the party ahead of 2023.
God is a member of the APC, Governor Umahi says
Meanwhile, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has said God is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and directs the affairs of the party.
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He made the statement on Monday, August 2, during an interview.
The governor stated that the chances of the southeast region producing Nigeria’s president under his APC would be determined by God.
I am tired of the injustice in APC - Adamawa lawmaker Musa Umar
Legit.ng had also reported that while some politicians are defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Musa Umar (Bororo), has done the opposite.
The lawmaker representing Mubi south in the Adamawa state House of Assembly has instead defected to the PDP in Adamawa.
His reason is that the injustice in the APC is too much for him. He claimed there was a lack of fairness in the just concluded APC ward congresses.