PDP Strikes To Cease Governor Umahi’s Defection To APC
The transfer by the Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi to dump the Peoples Democratic Get together for the All Progressives Congress may not sail easily.
This comes because the PDP Nationwide Working Committee (NWC) is making strikes to cease the governor from leaving the get together.
In accordance with TheNation, the NWC met with the governor in Abuja on Wednesday, apparently to steer him from leaving the get together.
The get together spokesman, Kola Ologbondiya, launched footage from the assembly and wrote: “State of the nation: @OfficialPDPNig simply held a vital assembly with Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi, to deliberate on nationwide points.”
The governor was seen within the footage smiling and holding fingers with the Nationwide Chairman Uche Secondus and different NWC members.
Sources within the state maintained that the defection is heading in the right direction.
It was gathered that two very shut aides of the governor met with the 64 growth centre coordinators within the state the place modalities for the defection have been mentioned.
Sources on the assembly informed The Nation that no date was fastened for the defection however that it’s imminent.
The sources mentioned the 2 aides, who’re members of the governor’s kitchen cupboard in addition to the State Government Council, informed the coordinators that there was no going again on the defection.
The coordinators additionally pledged their assist and that of their supporters of their domains to the governor in no matter step he takes.
Additionally, the 13 native authorities chairmen who have been current on the assembly reiterated their assist and readiness to defect with the governor.
“Wherever the governor and our chief goes, we’ll go along with him. We’re very loyal and dedicated to the challenge,” a type of on the assembly mentioned.
One of many coordinators posted an APC flag on his social media deal with after the assembly and wrote: “APC, right here I come, and I are available peace.”
The supply mentioned the governor’s current engagements because the Southeast Governors Discussion board chairman, particularly on points round #EndSARS, could have delayed the yet-to-be-announced defection resolution.
It was learnt that 16 of the 24 members of the Ebonyi Home of Meeting have to this point agreed to leap ship with the governor.
The APC within the state on the weekend mentioned the governor’s defection was a executed deal and solely a matter of time.