Umahi meets Buhari after defection to APC

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

Umahi was on the Presidential Villa with some All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts after saying his exit from the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP).

APC Caretaker Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni formally introduced him to Buhari.

In attendance have been former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, Govenors Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa), amongst others.

Hours earlier, the governor advised his supporters to not castigate federal legislators and others who didn’t defect with him.

Nationwide Meeting members of Ebonyi origin had distanced themselves from his desertion.

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In Abakaliki throughout his official declaration, Umahi said that Ebonyi is now 99.9 per cent APC.

He mentioned the remaining 0.1 p.c are PDP and predicted that these nonetheless within the opposition will ultimately decamp.

“Don’t castigate them as a result of they’re searching for one thing and can come again after they get it. They’re my youngsters and I like them very a lot as the daddy of the state,” he mentioned in reference to the lawmakers and different non-defectors.

The governor thanked his appointees and supporters for believing in him.

He mentioned the trail he selected was greatest for Ebonyi and the South-East zone.

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Umahi boasted that APC now has the Deputy Governor, Speaker of the Home of Meeting, 110 government council members, 1,200 government assistants, senior technical assistants and technical assistants and 374 LGA liaison officers.

“We even have 400 members of boards and commissions, 560 LGA administration committee members, 130 LGA supervisors, your complete chairmen of the 13 LGAs, occasion chairmen within the councils, legislators amongst others on this motion,” he mentioned.

Umahi additional suggested Igbo political stakeholders to hitch the APC, the occasion controlling the federal authorities.

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