Ebonyi Governor, Umahi Seeking Attention For Public Relevance Says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State as an attention seeker.

The party said this while responding to Umahi’s position on the South producing Nigeria’s next president.


At the Southern Governors’ Forum meeting in Enugu State last week, governors of the region had said they were keen about the 2023 presidency going to the South.

But while speaking on a television programme on Friday, Umahi said the body language of PDP showed that the party won’t zone the Presidency to the South.

Reacting Saturday through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said since the governor, out of his personal ambition, joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), while still sitting on the mandate of the PDP, he had become “confused and disoriented’, having realized that he joined a “one chance” bus, with *strange and deceitful co-travelers.”

Ologbondiyan said Umahi is now “politically floating” and seeking to use an “unwarranted attack” on governors elected on the platform of the PDP to actualise his desperation for public relevance

On zoning, the party urged Umahi to focus on his “fizzling APC” and leave the PDP alone, stressing that “by now Governor Umahi ought to know that the PDP is a party of due process and inclusiveness and that all interests within our party will collectively and peacefully take decision on zoning when the time comes.”

“Governor Umahi is expected to take his stampeding agenda on zoning to his APC but he would not do so because he knows that Nigerians will vote out the APC and usher in the PDP in 2023 so as to bring an end to a life of misery, economic hardship, mass killings, terrorism and divisiveness brought to our nation by the APC.

“The PDP finds it very pathetic that, having mortgaged his conscience, over his self-confessed love for the oppressive administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Umahi is manifestly accommodating the daily incidences of killings, wanton destruction of property, kidnapping and other acts of terrorism going on in Ebonyi state and the nation at large under the APC.

“The PDP charges Governor Umahi to show his claimed commitment to the South-east by jettisoning his personal ambition and summoning the courage to call out President Buhari for his divisiveness, injustice, incompetence, treasury looting and insecurity that have become the hallmark of his failed administration,” he said.

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