Re-Elected Umahi Denies Plot To Defect To APC
All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Ebonyi State in last Saturday’s election, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji has alleged that Governor David Umahi would defect to the APC on or before May 29.
Ogbuoji made the allegation in Enugu, at a press conference on the outcome of the February 23 governorship and state assembly elections in Ebonyi state described the elections as a mock exercise, where people were coerced to reject a happy future.
He accused some APC members as moles and denied he worked for victory of his opponent at the polls.
“We therefore reject in its entirety, the shambolic exercise, the processes that led to it and the result or outcome. I am aware also of those among us that desired the change we targeted to bring, seemingly worked for it but in the actual sense worked in contrary direction and deliberately frustrated the change they claimed to belong to.
“A clearer picture of this is the information we have now that while the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, had acted as a mole in PDP all along, he has started making moves to ditch PDP and cross over to the APC on before May 29.
“We are aware that the votes that enthroned Umahi were procured with the connivance of the system, a reason there are gloomy faces all over the state after the announcement of the claimed victory,” Ogbuoji alleged.
Governor Umahi’s spokesman and Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor however denied the claim, saying “It’s one of the new propaganda of the APC, having been rejected by the people of the state. Umahi is more concerned on delivering quality development to the state and thinks less about politics.”