2023: We did not like APC however we needed to comply with Umahi: Ebonyi Dep. Gov. Igwe
Ebonyi deputy governor, Kelechi Igwe mentioned it was powerful deciding to cross over to the APC with the governor, Dave Umahi as a result of he, in addition to many different authorities officers didn’t just like the ruling get together.
Main different state govt members to pay a Christmas homage to the governor in his Uburu, Ohaozara Native Authorities Space nation residence on Tuesday, Mr. Igwe recounted how they foot-dragged on the choice however had restricted time to make widespread session.
“While you introduced that it was time to maneuver on, a number of us had been foot-dragging, eager to make consultations however on the finish, determined to maneuver with you,” NAN quoted Mr. Igwe to have mentioned. “I have to confess that a few of us didn’t just like the APC however determined to affix it due to you, so we’re declaring that you have to contest the 2023 presidential election.”
Responding, Mr. Umahi suggested his guests to proceed to stay loyal to his administration and never take pleasure in any acts of betrayal, despite the circumstance.
The governor pleaded with the chief members to proceed to remain steadfast with him although “there’s a Judas in each 12.”
He mentioned unstable politicians are by no means taken significantly. He additionally reiterated that the APC is the get together the place Igbos can “property consider” themselves.
Mr. Umahi was twice elected on the platform of opposition PDP however defected from the get together in November, citing “injustice being completed to South-East by the PDP.”
Although he has denied it, many believes the Ebonyi governor defected to the APC to understand his presidential ambition.