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2023: PDP governors blast Dave Umahi, says he sabotaged party in 2019 elections

A member of the Board of Trustee (BOT) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Sam Oyovbaire, has described the reasons put forward for defection to All Progressives Congress (APC), by the three (3) PDP governors as baseless, illogical and untenable to the doctrines of democratic principles, norms and values.

The governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have asked the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, to face the misrule in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his frustrations.

The governors have also revealed how Umahi sabotaged the PDP in the 2019 elections in his quest to deliver 25% to his APC benefactors.

Recall that Governor Umahi had a few days ago opposed the Southern governors over their decisions on Value Added Tax (VAT) among others.

The governors, under the aegis of the PDP Governors’ Forum, said that they are outraged at the attempt by Umahi, who they said is illegally and immorally sitting on a PDP mandate and calls himself an APC Governor to turn truth on its head.

The governors, in a statement by its Director General (DG), CID Maduabum said that Governor Umahi left PDP for APC, “because of the love he has for President Buhari, among other flimsy reasons, irrespective of the maladministration and daily incidents of destruction of lives and properties currently going on in Ebonyi State and the entire country under the watch of APC

“Governor Umahi sabotaged the PDP in 2019 elections in his quest to deliver 25% to his APC benefactors. It took the determined resistance of Ebonyi people to checkmate him. It was good riddance that he subsequently left PDP for APC instead of continuing his role as an APC mole.”

Speaking on the issue of zoning, the governors said, “we advise Governor Umahi to face his frustrations in APC and not drag PDP and her Governors into it. PDP is an independent political Party with workable structures and methods of doing things. It’s not an appendage of the APC or indeed any other association or group.

“The PDP will take its decision on the issue of zoning political offices at the appropriate time. Even the APC has not taken any decision yet on zoning. Different groups and interests are advancing arguments to defend their positions as is required in a democracy. At the end of the day, decisions will be taken by each political party.

“The PDP is single-minded in its resolve to boot out the APC in 2023 and would craft strategies to achieve same in the national interest as APC currently represents an existential threat to Nigeria’s democracy and survival. Indeed all Nigerians have a duty and responsibility to end this long nightmare of APC misrule.”

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