The member representing Ezza South/Ikwo federal constituency within the Home of Representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah has on the weekend applauded the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi for lastly dumping the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Ogah, who confirmed governor Umahi’s defection to APC, mentioned “we don’t want division within the south-east, we’d like unity, we should be a part of the Central authorities. We are able to’t proceed to be in opposition” he acknowledged.
Recall that Ogah is the one Nationwide Meeting member of Ebonyi state extraction who was elected on the platform of APC and belongs to the caucus of APC within the south-east zone.
DAILY POST gathered that Umahi’s defection was perfected after his assembly with a number of stakeholders and leaders of APC together with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The lawmaker, nevertheless, counseled the governor’s daring step to defect to APC, including that such a transfer is in the fitting course.
Ogah additional referred to as on the Governors of Abia, Enugu and Anambra to affix the APC for stability within the polity and within the south-east.
He mentioned: “Sure, Governor Umahi’s defection to our nice get together, APC is a step in the fitting course. We can not afford to stay within the opposition. We should be part of the ruling get together to proceed to reap the dividends of democracy.
“I’m calling on different Governors within the south-east to tow the road of Governor Umahi and be part of APC. We have now to be on the middle, we have now to affix mainstream politics for the general growth of our zone and the nation normally.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has completed nicely. Everyone ought to be part of the APC to encourage him”, Ogah famous.
When contacted for response, the Commissioner of Info and state orientation, Barr. Uchenna Orji mentioned he’s someplace and will not have an opportunity to react to the defection.
Orji who insisted on seeing the lawmaker’s assertion earlier than response mentioned: “ship the report back to me let me know what they’re saying in order that I can react. I’m someplace now’’ he acknowledged.
Additionally, the particular assistants to the governor on Media, Mr. Francis Nwaze denied the defection saying “My consideration has been drawn to the information making the rounds in some quarters of the media, that the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi has defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
“The information is a product of a figment of creativeness on the a part of the carriers as Governor Umahi was, is, and remains to be flying the flag of the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP).
“It’s, nevertheless, troublesome to watch how persons are simply persuaded to consider in faux dummies within the identify of rumours.
“If for any purpose, Governor Umahi needs to go away the Individuals Democratic Occasion (PDP), it will likely be formally communicated and might by no means be a product from hearsay mongers” he acknowledged.
The state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP, Ebonyi state chapter, Barr. Nwaebonyi Onyekachi, when contacted, additionally didn’t decide his calls or reply to textual content messages despatched to him by our reporter for reactions.