A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode, has faulted the announced defection of the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, from the main opposition party,
Recall, that Governor Umahi informed the PDP National Working Committee, NWC, at a meeting in Abuja, on Tuesday, of his decision to leave the party, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, for refusing to exclusively zone the party’s 2023 Presidential ticket to the South-East region, where he comes from.
Reacting on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode said that he is yet to confirm the report, but urged the PDP National Leadership to pacify Governor Umahi, as more Governors in the party may follow him to the APC.
He tweeted: “I urge the Leadership of the PDP to do all they can, to ensure that he stays. Not only is he a profoundly good man and an excellent Governor, but his contributions to the success of the PDP over the last 20 years at various levels, is immeasurable, and simply extraordinary.
“What makes the matter worse, is that other Governors may also contemplate leaving, if he does, because he has a lot of friends and goodwill among them. If that happens, it will affect our party’s chances in the 2023 Presidential election, in a very significant way
“Again, I call on the National Chairman and the NWC of our great party, to do all they can to keep Umahi on board.”
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