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Why I Defected To APC – Umahi

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Governor David Umahi
Governor David Umahi

Ganiyat Ganiyu

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Tuesday said the main reason for his defection to the All Progressive Congress, APC, is to protest against the marginalisation of the South-East zone by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Umahi who doubles as the chairman of the South-East governors’ forum said this while briefing journalists at the new government house on Tuesday.

He said that if PDP does not have an ulterior motive, why will they not make a statement zoning the 2023 presidency to the south-east.

Umahi also noted that he has no presidential ambition and has not been promised by anyone for the presidential seat in 2023.

He stressed that contrary to the allegation that he left because he was not promised the presidential ticket by the PDP, the governor noted that he would not have collected the ticket even if it was given to him.

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He said that his decision to leave the PDP was because of the injustice against the people of the South-East zone by the party.

“I am not driven by selfish interests but because we need to protest against marginalisation. We have benefited more from the APC government. I didn’t start this protest today. I have no regrets. In life you have to be courageous” he said.

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