Umahi: What PDP governors do at Night

Umahi: What PDP governors do at Night

Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi has revealed what People’s Democratic Party PDP Governors do at Night.

Umahi was responding to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, made him (Umahi) what he is today.

Governor Umahi told Arise TV that he had contributed so much in the making of PDP, serving as a peacemaker and negotiator, insisting that he made the party what it is today and not the other way around.

Wike had in one of his recent interviews said that “Umahi has the right to move to the APC, it’s his constitutional right, but we cannot in all cases allow Umahi blackmail PDP that made him chairman of the party, deputy governor, and governor and then you now realize there is an injustice against southeast.”

Furthermore, the Governor who dumped the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress on Thursday, said that some Governors of the opposition party who speak against the Buhari government during the day, ‘go up and down at night’ begging.

“People say PDP made me what I am. That is absolutely rubbish. We made PDP what PDP is,” he said.

“It is the people that make the party and I’ve contributed so much in the making of PDP not the other way around. I’ve been a peacemaker.

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“I’ve been a negotiator and even the Governor of Edo State coming on board was my prophecy which my fellow Governor directed the working committee to come and probe me but that was a big minus for them because you don’t probe a sitting Governor.

“Another one is that the PDP wants me to be castigating Mr. President. I have no other boss apart from Mr. President. And by my culture and upbringing you do not insult the elders. It’s not in my character.

“And some of them [PDP Governors] speak rubbish in the day and in the night they’re caps in hands and they start going up and down. I don’t do like that. So Mr. President remains my boss, father and boss and I’ve no regret about that.”

 

Umahi meets Buhari after defection to APC

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

Umahi was at the Presidential Villa with some All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts after announcing his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

APC Caretaker Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni formally presented him to Buhari.

In attendance were former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, Govenors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), among others.

Hours earlier, the governor told his supporters not to castigate federal legislators and others who did not defect with him.

National Assembly members of Ebonyi origin had distanced themselves from his desertion.

In Abakaliki during his official declaration, Umahi stated that Ebonyi is now 99.9 per cent APC.

He said the remaining 0.1 percent are PDP and predicted that those still in the opposition will eventually decamp.

“Do not castigate them because they are looking for something and will come back when they get it. They are my children and I love them very much as the father of the state,” he said in reference to the lawmakers and other non-defectors.

He said the path he chose was best for Ebonyi and the South-East zone.

Umahi boasted that APC now has the Deputy Governor, Speaker of the House of Assembly, 110 executive council members, 1,200 executive assistants, senior technical assistants and technical assistants and 374 LGA liaison officers.

“We also have 400 members of boards and commissions, 560 LGA management committee members, 130 LGA supervisors, the entire chairmen of the 13 LGAs, party chairmen in the councils, legislators among others in this movement,” he said.

Umahi further advised Igbo political stakeholders to join the APC, the party controlling the federal government.

 

Umahi unhappy with PDP because Atiku picked Peter Obi – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said Atiku Abubakar’s choice of Peter Obi as his running mate in the 2019 election got his Ebonyi counterpart, Dave Umahi upset with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Wike said with Umahi’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), he should be mindful of the political future of the South-East.

The governor, in a Live broadcast on Thursday, said Umahi has shown that he is an ungrateful man.

He recalled that after the 2018 PDP convention that produced Atiku, the former Vice President consulted widely and selected Obi, a former Anambra Governor.

Wike said: “Umahi was livid because he wanted to produce or he wanted to be Vice President. You don’t choose who would be the Vice Presidential candidate of anybody. Umahi was livid. What disturbs me, why do you think that if anything comes to the South-East it must be you. Why do you think so?”

He insisted that Umahi cannot talk of injustice when he practices injustice against the South-East zone by singly installing his two younger brothers; one as the PDP Zonal Vice Chairman and the other as the Deputy State Chairman.

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“If he believes in equity and justice, will he be doing such? It is because he has planted these people that the State House of Assembly had such effrontery to give the National Working Committee (NWC) ultimatum to zone presidency to the East. Where does such a thing happen? No other party has done any zoning. You can imagine the level of selfishness,” he noted.

Wike dismissed Umahi’s comment that he made PDP what it is in the region as the financier of its activities.

He noted that such a claim suggests that Governors of Abia and Enugu States are not doing anything to ensure the success of the party in the zone.

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