I DEFECTED TO APC IN OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S WILL - EBONYI STATE GOVERNOR, DAVID UMAHI
David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State, has said his defection from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) is in obedience to God’s will.
Umahi, speaking during a reception for the Progressives Governors Forum on Thursday, November 19, said he joined APC in 'obedience to God’s will' and respect for President Muhammadu Buhari.
“My defection to APC was in obedience to God’s will, respect for President Muhammadu Buhari and an honour to dignitaries present as well as obedience to the wish of Ebonyi people.
“Money means everything to many people but I choose wisdom from God. People asked why I was leaving PDP, but I told them that if APC would treat me nicely when I don’t have any relationship with it, what will happen when I am in its fold?
“I told them that even as large as APC is, one man does not control the party but in PDP, one man controls the party.”
The Governor revealed that President Buhari does not treat any Governor with 'disdain' irrespective of party affiliation
He said; “As the Chairman of the South East Governors Forum, I applied for N10billion for the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, the president obliged without conditions.
“The president never treated any governor with disdain and presently that I am in APC, there is no guarantee that I will be treated better than those already in the party as well as the PDP governors.
“We can boast of infrastructure and economic supports from the APC-led federal government, but we cannot do such for the PDP-led administration since 1999.”
Governor Umahi, while announcing his defection to newsmen on Tuesday, November 17, had said that he has no regrets leaving the PDP.
He stated that he defected to the APC because of 'injustice' meted out to the South-East by the PDP, and claimed he had no deal with the APC or any member of the party with regards to the zoning of the presidential position to the region.