Shock as PDP Governor abandons party, supports Buhari

By Post Nigeria February 29, 2016 14:41

Shock as PDP Governor abandons party, supports Buhari

Supporters and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are yet to recover from the shock, following the ungodly romance between the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi of the PDP and President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Governor on Sunday, February 28, openly threw his weight behind the president during a reception in his honour by the Old Afikpo Union, OAU, at the Government College, Afikpo. He stressed that he would continue to support Buhari no matter which ox is gored.

He however, denounced the belief that his open support for Buhari signaled his desire to join the All Progressives Congress, APC.

This came against the backdrop of heightened tension that Umahi had concluded plans to dump the PDP for APC in order to feather his nest.

Reports indicate that the December’s visit of the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, to Umahi might be connected to his (minister) gubernatorial ambition for 2019.

It has been speculated that Umahi may have to give way to Onu to fly the APC ticket based on the agreement reached.

It was learnt that Umahi is not having the best of times with his deputy as he plans to either throw him out via impeachment in preparation to perfect the emergence of Onu.

According to analysts, as it stands now, Umahi is employing divide and rule method to divide what he called the silent majorities in the state to achieve his political agenda.

Meanwhile, Umahi stressed that he will continue to support the president, who he said, “means well for the country.”

“My relationship with Mr. President should not be mistaken as support for another party. PDP remains a strong party, and the party to beat.

“PDP is our party and we will remain in it. Don’t shake at all for PDP is a good party and will continue to be so,” he said.
Umahi urged the people to continue to support President Buhari to re-position the country.

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