The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has debunked the claim by former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, that he facilitated his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
According to the Governor, Fani-Kayode played no role in his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the APC.
It will be recalled that the former Aviation had yesterday formally joined the APC at the State House where he was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking on his defection, he claimed he played a role in Umahi, Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State’s defection to the ruling party.
Reacting, Umahi charged Fani-Kayode to withdraw his claim.
In an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today, Umahi said that Fani-Kayode was not aware of his defection to APC.
“I think he needs to withdraw that statement, he’s my good friend but, it was an insult on my person and the other governors.
“The man did not know when I moved, but incidentally he visited me and we discussed, and he said he was coming to join me with the other governors to declare.
“How will somebody in the PDP be instrumental to my moving?” he queried