'We Have Moved Into Blessings'- Ebonyi State Governor Officially Joins APC
''The reward for freedom, freedom from dictatorship is here. We are free at last and we have moved into blessings,” Governor Umahi stated.
Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has officially announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The governor on Thursday said his defection is a movement into blessings.
He said: “Therefore today, we moved into APC.
“The reward for freedom, freedom from dictatorship is here. We are free at last and we have moved into blessings.''
Umahi also stressed the need for cooperation to build the nation and urged his counterparts in the south-east to join him in the APC, according to The Channels.
According to him, the South-East zone is tired of empty promises and needs action instead.
Umahi said: “This new house that is built on trust, justice, equity, and fairness is going to accommodate all of us. Together we are stronger.
“South-East we all move to APC. We have to launch together, we are tired of empty promises. We want action, in the now.''
The official defection which was held in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital had dignitaries and stakeholders of the APC in attendance.
They include former Senate President Ken Nnamani; Chairman, APC National Caretaker Committee who is also the governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni; Jigawa State Governor, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar; Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Bagudu and Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, among others.
Others present at the official defection include the Minister of Justice/Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami; Senior Special Assistant to the President on Domestic Affairs, Mohammed Sarki Abba, and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq.
Umahi had earlier on Tuesday, November 27 dumped PDP for APC after weeks of speculation that he had taken the decision to dump the opposition party for the ruling party.
He also faulted the claims that he left the PDP to achieve his ambition of becoming the president in 2023.