Governor Umahi loses steam as he decamps to APC from PDP

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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State loses political steam on the sate as he defects from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday. The governor, before the defection had lost some commissioners who were opposed to his defection from the PDP to the APC, making the defection unpopular. The commissioners had refused to join the governor to the APC, and therefore, opted to resign voluntarily.

Governor Umahi had dumped the PDP sequel to his belief that the South East is encountering injustice in the PDP. He was earlier reported to have agitated that the PDP zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the southeast, threatening to dump the party if the presidential ticket for 2023 is not zoned to the southeast.

Also, the leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo had earlier suggested that the PDP governors in the southeast should decamp to APC to strengthen the southeast agitation of the 2023 presidential ticket.

Umahi was elected Governor of Ebonyi State for two consecutive tenures non the platform of PDP – 2015 to 2019; 2019 to 2023 which is still running. Governor Umahi was deputy governor when Martin Elechi was Governor of Ebonyi State.