Wednesday January 27, 2021 1:30 AM

Alleged Plan to Defect to APC: ” It is left for Umahi to decide what to do- Ebonyi Commissioner

Mr Uchenna Orji, Ebonyi Commissioner for Information and Orientation has reacted to the alleged plan of Gov Dave Umahi to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling APC

Speaking in Abakalaki, with NAN, he said it is left for Umahi to decide his fate on whether he would defect or not.

.“What is important is that we enjoy good governance in Ebonyi but it will be better to hear from the horse’s mouth because I am not the horse” he said.

NAN reports that Sen. Julius Ucha, an APC Leader in Ebonyi on Sunday declared that Gov. Umahi is actually on his way to join the party from the PDP.

Ucha, the Former Senator representing Ebonyi Central zone at the National Assembly and presently a member of the National Assembly Service Commission, disclosed this during the party’s stakeholders meeting in Abakaliki.

The former Speaker of the Ebonyi House of Assembly and an APC Gubernatorial Candidate said the matter had been concluded at the appropriate quarters and was no longer a joke.

“This will ensure that for the first time, APC will be in control of governance in the state and will make the governors of other south east states to declare for the party.

“I told President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to the state in 2017 that governors are very powerful individuals who could not be ignored in any way.

“We should continue praying that nothing stops this move because the world’s greatest wireless connection is prayer,” he said.

He urged the party faithful to unite in actualising the objective noting factionalisation will be detrimental to the cause.

“The struggle for party leadership does not make sense as I have been struggling since I left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP).

“The struggles in most cases have been in vain and I will not continue to struggle or be interested in factions.

“Party faithful should also ensure they register in the forthcoming party’s registration exercise because ‘overtaking’ is allowed in party affairs,” he said.

He also declared that APC in the state had made a ‘big catch’ with the governor’s intending move to the party.

“This also implies that the party in the south east has made a big catch and the party in Nigeria- making possibly, the biggest catch with the intended move.

“We, the APC leaders, are presently making the move public as the governor has excelled in infrastructural transformation among other sectors of governance

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