5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

The United Kingdom Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has described Gov. David Umahi as a great asset that will add value to the party.

A statement on Monday by the Publicity Secretary of the Party, UK chapter, Jacob Ogunseye said that the defection of Umahi from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC has confirmed the relevance of the party in the South East.

He said that the governor’s defection to APC was home coming, describing it as bold, strategic and purposeful.

“As things stand today, APC remains the strongest party in the country and will continue to win elections in free and fair contest”, he said.

Ogunseye disclosed that the UK chapter of the Party plans to formally welcome Umahi to the APC via a virtual meeting where he would speak to Nigerians in Diaspora on his infrastructure development stride in Ebonyi.

He added that Umahi would also use the opportunity to brief Nigerians in the Diaspora on his plans for the party in Ebonyi.

“The defection of Umahi is a demonstration of the dominance and acceptance of the party in the South East and the country at large”, Ogunseye said.

He said that with Umahi joining the progressives, he had set an envious record for himself, urging the leadership and members to support him.

“The governor should consider his new party as a home and associate freely, he should discard opinions from adversaries and see such as normal in Nigerian politics.

“We all knew what happened in Ebonyi in the last few years, we all know how he has developed the state from the low level where he met it, to where it is now in terms of development”, he said.

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