Defection: Umahi fell for deceit, says PDP
The Peoples Democratic Party has said the Governor of Ebonyi State , David Umahi, was deceived into ditching the PDP to join the All Progressives Congress.
Deputy National Chairman ( North) , of the PDP, Senator Suleiman Nazif , said this while standing in for the National Chairman , Uche Secondus , during the inauguration of Ebonyi State Caretaker Committee, in Abuja , on Monday .
He said , “ It is unfortunate , what has happened in Ebonyi State . As governor , the people of Ebonyi , especially the PDP , worked extremely hard to make him win the election . Unfortunately , he has been deceived.
“ And he has left the home that he has always known . And now he is wandering. And I can assure you and I can tell you that he will continue to wonder and wander until he comes back home . ”
Speaking on behalf of the newly inaugurated State Caretaker Committee, its chairman , Fred Udeogu , said , “ I can assure you that Governor Umahi was installed by 100 per cent of us that are gathered here today.
“ So , on behalf of our members , we assure you that we will win the state as we have been doing. We will deliver Ebonyi 100 per cent to the PDP.
Addressing a press conference soon afterwards , the leader of the State PDP Elders , Ambassadors Frank Ogbeowu , said , “ We affirm our belief that it Is the turn of South -East to produce the next president of Nigeria .