It’s now official. The governor of Ebonyi State, Mr Dave Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and his entire cabinet, have formally cross-carpeted to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
This latest development brings to two, the number of states controlled by the APC in the South-East geo-political zone. The other state is Imo State.
The governor justified his decision on the injustice meted to the South-East geo-political zone by the PDP.
Speaking with journalists, Umahi said he had no regrets moving to the APC.
He said, “Let me clear the air and state that I never sought for the ticket of PDP Presidency and I will not. Whoever that said that I moved to APC because they refused to zone the ticket to me is being very mischievous. Because even if PDP promises me, an individual a presidential ticket, how does it work?
“It is expected that over 8000 delegates would elect the person and such promise can not happen without more than 10 or 20 people. People are being very mischievous but I tell you, there are a lot of prominent people from South-East that can take the slot of PDP.
“Why am I moving to APC?, some people said I was promised this and that but I tell you, there is no such discussion. APC never promised me any position, they never promised South-East any position, there was no such discussion, however, I offered this movement as a protest to the injustice being done to South-East by the PDP since 1998 till date.”