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Umahi Denies Defection To APC

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Zainab Sanni

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has denied reports making the rounds that he has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC).

A member of the House of Representatives from Ebonyi State, Chinedu Ogah, had on Saturday said the governor had defected to the APC.

According to Ogah, who is the lone APC federal lawmaker from Ebonyi State, Umahi defected to the APC after meeting several leaders of the party, including President Muhammadu Buhari.

The governor’s media aide, Maze Francis, has however debunked the allegations.

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He said: “My attention has been drawn to the news making the round in some quarters of the media, alleging that the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, has defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).”

“The news is a product of a figment of imagination on the part of the carriers as Governor Umahi was, is, and is still flying the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“It is, however, difficult to observe how people are easily persuaded to believe in fake dummies in the name of rumours’.

“If for any reason, Governor Umahi wishes to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), it will be officially communicated and can never be a product from rumour mongers”.

“The general public is advised to jettison such unfounded rumour.”

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