You Left Our Party for APC Because of Personal Reasons, PDP Replies Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has tackled Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, of his defection to All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the governor left the opposition party for “personal reasons,” which Nigerians would come to know at the fullness of time.

While thanking Umahi for services rendered to the people of Ebonyi State, as the state chairman of the party (2003 to 2007); deputy governor (2007 to 2015) and two term governor of Ebonyi State (2015 till date), all elected on the platform of the opposition party, PDP wished him “all the best in his adventure.”


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“We call on the members of our party to remain calm and committed to the ideals of our party as no individual is bigger than PDP,” the party noted.

Meanwhile, PDP National Working Committee (NWC) Tuesday held a crucial meeting where it announced the dissolution of the ward, local government and state executive committees of Ebonyi State chapter of the party forthwith.

NWC also dissolved the South-east Zonal Caretaker Committee of the party.

These decisions were pursuant to the powers conferred on NWC by PDP Constitution.

Following the dissolution of Ebonyi State executive members of the party, NWC has constituted a state caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of PDP in the state in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution.

Members of Ebonyi State Caretaker Committee include: Fred Udeogu (Chairman); Luke Nkwegu (Secretary); Gideon Osi (Publicity Secretary); James Alaka (Organising Secretary); Amaka Igboke (Women Leader); Mudi Irenede (Legal Adviser); and Ibeshi (Youth Leader).


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“The decision of the NWC in this regard is pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the provisions of the PDP Constitution (2017 as amended).

“All our leaders, members and teeming supporters in Ebonyi State and the South-east are by this guided accordingly,” the party said.

Idowu Sowunmi