Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has addressed the defection of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress.
According to Governor Wike, Umahi has plans of becoming the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as it was his main reason not the alleged injustice meted on the South East by the PDP. Governor Wike went further by stating the PDP against all odds showed faith in Umahi in 2015 and also in 2019, making sure his dreams of becoming the Governor of Ebonyi State came to pass, and instead of saying the truth, he decided to lie against the party.
“My friend Umahi, wants to be president. There is no problem about that. You have the right to be president, nobody can stop you. But that does not mean you have to blackmail your party or tell lies about the party that stood by you against all odds.” Governor Wike stated.
Governor Umahi, claimed the injustice in PDP towards the South East region, made him to reconsider his options and to take a new path in his political race.
Here is the full statement from Governor Wike;
In Nigeria, party defection is not new rather very common among politicians. So Governor Umahi’s defections, won’t sound new to Nigerians, as more defection in both ways, will still happen.