The chairman of South East Governors Discussion board and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi and all his state government members, the Speaker of Ebonyi State Home of Meeting, Mr. Francis Nwifuru and another lawmakers on Thursday formally joined the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Umahi, who was introduced with the APC flag and formally declared for the social gathering, mentioned he was defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC, with over three million residents of the state.
The defection of the governor came about on the Ecumenical Centre positioned alongside Abakaliki/Afikpo highway, capital of Ebonyi State.
He mentioned: “I’ve sacrificed myself, for the curiosity of south east and Ebonyi State particularly, I sacrifice myself. We now have dwelt a lot in a single political social gathering and it’s time to maneuver to the centre.
“We’re so grateful to God who directs our affairs, we thank Mr. President so extremely for serving to us to develop this state, we’re grateful to him. The assistance of Mr. President has remodeled our state.
“That is the desire of God; you can’t truncate the desire of God. At the moment, I can boldly say that our state is 99.9% APC. The .001% is the room I’ve left for my Nationwide Meeting members.
“Don’t castigate them, they’re searching for one thing and after they get it, they’ll come again. Don’t castigate them, they’re my youngsters and I like them a lot.
“We now have three members of the elders’ council, don’t castigate them. They’re my youngsters, I’m the daddy of the state, they’ll come again, and we’re collectively. They don’t do opposition in Ebonyi State, they’ll come again.
“This new home that’s constructed on belief, that’s constructed on justice, that’s constructed on fairness and equity, this new home that’s constructed on love goes to accommodate all of us. Collectively we’re stronger, the larger the higher.
“Allow us to collectively strategy the throne of God with boldness, we won’t keep in mind yesterday. There isn’t a victor, there is no such thing as a vanquish on this marriage. It’s a marriage that’s consummated by God and, due to this fact, no bitterness. We as PDP individuals, we forgive everybody in APC and now we have drawn assurance that everybody in APC has forgiven PDP.
“I’ve dissolved the elder’s council to accommodate our brothers and sisters which might be coming from APC and this is essential to notice,” he acknowledged.
Responding, the nationwide caretaker committee chairman of APC, Mal-Mala Buni, mentioned the doorway of Umahi is a welcome improvement for the state and south east basically, however tasked the governor to hold alongside all of the stakeholders of APC.
In the meantime, the brand new caretaker committee of APC, which incorporates: Mr. Stanley Emegha Okoro – Chairman amongst others was inaugurated on the venue.
In attendance had been the Governors of Yobe, Niger, Kebi and jigawa States in addition to the Lawyer Common of the Federation/ Minister of Justice, amongst others.