PDP ‘ll collapse if I quit, says Ebonyi gov, Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, on Saturday dismissed speculations that he would be defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, saying the party would collapse without people like him.
According to him, anybody having such thoughts about defection “is just dreaming”, because he remained one of the centre pillars of the PDP.
Speaking through the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Senator Emmanuel Onwe, the governor insisted that the speculation was the figment of the imagination of rumour mongers.
Our correspondent reports that speculations have been on that the former PDP chairman and immediate-past deputy governor of Ebonyi State, would be quitting the PDP, for the APC.
Onwe said, “There have been speculations as to whether the Governor of Ebonyi State is moving to the APC or whether he is remaining in PDP, and who is going with him and who is not going with him.
“I want to address this matter hopefully once and for all, for all Nigerians to understand that Governor Umahi is one of the centre pillars of the PDP. And I say that with a very deep conviction from my soul.
“This is a party on whose platform he has been the state Chairman for four years, a party on whose platform he was the deputy governor for four years and now, governor hopefully for eight years.
“And anyone speculating about his commitment or his strength, or his role within the party or any doubt at all about whether he is remaining or decamping, is just dreaming.”
Onwe believed that Umahi’s leadership style, was one of the qualities that would lead the PDP out of its current challenges.

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