The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi says governor Dave Umahi has no plans to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Simbard Ogbuatu, the state party spokesperson in a statement issued Friday in Abakaliki, said “Umahi has not, either in person, a representative or through a surrogate made and will never make any move to return to the ‘Social Club’ known as PDP.”
According to him, Mr Umahi is at home in APC as the leader of the party for more than one year, claiming that the governor’s defection to the APC was not done to achieve selfish enrichment but for greater good of Ebonyi and the South-East zone.
“Umahi’s defection to the national party did not come to him as stupefaction, neither did he join for selfish enrichment.
“The defection is a well-thought out movement decided in the greater interest of Ebonyi in particular and the South-East in general.
“His Excellency saw the need to toe the line of the former nationalists like late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, from the zone who had always believed in the politics of the centre,” Mr Ogbuatu said.
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