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PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by kahal29: 10:10am On Nov 15
•Board of Trustees meets Wednesday

•Umahi moves to woo Ikpeazu to APC

•South-west PDP repositions, endorses Makinde as zonal leader


Against the purported defection plans of Governor Umahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has allegedly summoned an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

The meeting, THISDAY gathered has been slated for Thursday, November 19 at the National Secretariat of the party, Wadata Plaza, Abuja.

But, preparatory to the Thursday emergency NEC, the Board of Trustees (BoT), the highest advisory organ of the party, is also scheduled to meet on Wednesday at 2pm.

Consequently, the governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, who last Tuesday told a delegation of the PDP NWC led by the National Chairman, Uche Secondus, that he had made up his mind to leave the PDP, is believed to have been making overtures to his Abia State counterpart, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, to go with him to the APC.

Meanwhile, in its bid to reposition ahead of next elections, the South-west leadership of the PDP has acknowledged the roles of the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, in the region and agreed to work with him to move the party forward.

Umahi was reported to have hinged his planned defection to the agreement with the APC that the presidential candidate of the party would be zoned to the South-east.

He claimed that the PDP had been unfair to the South-east since 1999, as it has deliberately refused to zone the presidential ticket of the party to the zone.

Besides, the zone was said not to be happy with the appointment of Peter Obi as the running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP in the last general election.

A source in the PDP said Obi was an imposition as there were politicians in the South-east that could have given more credibility and weight to the zone in terms of attracting more votes.

THISDAY was however informed that aside his decision to defect to the APC, Umahi has also been making efforts to woo other PDP governors in the zone to go with him to the APC, with Ikpeazu being the first on his list.

According to a source that was privy to some of the undercurrents, “The move is to have at least three APC governors in the South-east and use it as a canvassing opportunity to convince the APC leadership to give the APC presidential ticket to the zone.”

Inside sources also claimed this was with the consent of the leadership of the pan Igbo socio-cultural group, the Ohaneze Ndigbo.

“Election is like warfare and all is good in any war. Since the PDP has deliberately refused to zone its presidential ticket to the zone, the Igbo will go with any political party that panders to its interest. Check out since 1999, the Southeast has been a backbone of the PDP and nothing to show for it.

“South-south has produced the President of Nigeria in the person of Goodluck Jonathan, Olusegun Obasanjo from the Ssouthwest was president on the platform of the PDP for eight years. The northwest has had it in late Umaru Yar’Adua and though, he did not win, the Northeast produced the presidential candidate of the PDP in the 2019 general election. Something has to be done to the Southeast for its massive support to the PDP”, the source said.

It was for this reason that the PDP has summoned an emergency NEC meeting to address this concern of the PDP in the Southeast.

A chieftain of the party and former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, last week, described the report of the planned defection of Umahi as “troubling”.

Fani-Kayode therefore urged the PDP national leadership to pacify Umahi as more governors in the party might follow the Ebonyi governor to the APC.

He tweeted thus: “I urge the leadership of the PDP to do all they can to ensure that he stays. Not only is he a profoundly good man and an excellent governor, his contributions to the success of the PDP over the last 20 years at various levels are immeasurable and simply extraordinary.

“What makes the matter worse is that other governors may also contemplate leaving if he does because he has a lot of friends and goodwill amongst them. If that happens, it will affect our party’s chances in the 2023 presidential election in a very significant way. Again, I call on the National Chairman and the NWC of our great party to do all they can to keep Umahi on board.”
https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2020/11/15/pdp-to-hold-emergency-nec-thursday-over-planned-defection-of-umahi/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by flyingpig: 10:11am On Nov 15
Imo is APC, IF EBONYI AND ABIA JOINS APC AS WELL



THEN BY 2023 THREE SE STATES WILL BE APC AND IT WILL HAVE AS MANY POWERFUL DELEGATES TO CANVASS APC PRESIDENTIAL TICKET TOWARDS SE.

THAT IS THE ARRANGEMENT

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by flyingpig: 10:16am On Nov 15
Umahi woos Ikpeazu to come to APC?
I am not surprised by that. Umahi frequently visits Abia state and currently has very good relationship with Abia state Government.

Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia state is already in APC so it'd be easier.

Juliusmalema I hope you see that Umahi's defection may trigger another one as more SE leaders are glaringly seeing it that PDP will never zone its presidency tO SE to contest in a lifetime.

At least APC's body language does not favor any candidate but every mouse in PDP knows its going for Atiku.

PDP is very ungrateful towards SE.

Since 1999, SE have given them 95% loyalty and supported Obasanjo against Ojukwu their warlord, but PDP will never reciprocate to SE in DUE time out of equity and fairness.

PDP will be quenched in SE. Anambra is eternally APGA, WHILE IMO IS APC.

EBONYI AND ABIA ARE EDGING TOWARDS APC. LET ENUGU REMAIN ALONE WITH GBURUGBURU.

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by BigSarah(f): 10:18am On Nov 15
Umahi is an asset be dat...but I don’t see why

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by flyingpig: 10:21am On Nov 15
BigSarah:
Umahi is an asset be dat...but I don’t see why
Umahi is a real asset. Ikpeazu of Abia is also leaning to him.

If PDP loses both Ebonyi and Abia state through decamping, by 2023 PDP will have only one state in South East ( Enugu ).

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by techmo(m): 10:27am On Nov 15
cool



Umahi is making a difficult decision, but that's what brave men do... Don't be a coward under PDP while you have freedom to try other party




.

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by flyingpig: 10:29am On Nov 15
techmo:
Umahi is making a difficult decision, but that's what brave men do... Don't be a coward under PDP while you have freedom to try other party
I support Umahi.

SW has had stint under PDP

SS has had stint under PDP

NW has had stint under PDP

NE has been given the ticket under PDP

WHY NOT SE FOR UNFETTERED LOYALTY SINCE 1999?

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by techmo(m): 10:31am On Nov 15
flyingpig:
I support Umahi.

SW has had stint under PDP

SS has had stint under PDP

NW has had stint under PDP

NE has been given the ticket under PDP

WHY NOT SE FOR UNFETTERED LOYALTY SINCE 1999?


Well Orji Uzor Kalu, Umahi and others are putting up a fight, they might not win in 2023 but they would get very strategic position to fight a greater war in 2027


.

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by flyingpig: 10:33am On Nov 15
techmo:



Well Orji Uzor Kalu, Umahi and others are putting up a fight, they might not win in 2023 but they would get very strategic position to fight a greater war in 2027


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Brave men put up a fight. They will be compensated with strategic appointments eventually even if they lose out. Such strategic positions can be very useful for their state or region. Imagine Umahi as minister for works or aviation or transport. The infrastructure in Ebonyi under tight allocation will be replicated across nigeria.

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by Juliusmalema: 10:36am On Nov 15
flyingpig:
Umahi woos Ikpeazu to come to APC?
I am not surprised by that. Umahi frequently visits Abia state and currently has very good relationship with Abia state Government.

Orji Uzor Kalu of Abia state is already in APC so it'd be easier.

Juliusmalema I hope you see that Umahi's defection may trigger another one as more SE leaders are glaringly seeing it that PDP will never zone its presidency tO SE to contest in a lifetime.

At least APC's body language does not favor any candidate but every mouse in PDP knows its going for Atiku.

PDP is very ungrateful towards SE.

Since 1999, SE have given them 95% loyalty and supported Obasanjo against Ojukwu their warlord, but PDP will never reciprocate to SE in DUE time out of equity and fairness.

PDP will be quenched in SE. Anambra is eternally APGA, WHILE IMO IS APC.

EBONYI AND ABIA ARE EDGING TOWARDS APC. LET ENUGU REMAIN ALONE WITH GBURUGBURU.



Nobody is holding Umahi, he should go.


That doesn't change him from been a selfish politician. His actions in 2019 is still in book of chronicles.



He doesn't have respect and speaks like a rascal.


where did he keep the financial war chest to pursue his mission abeg?

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by flyingpig: 10:37am On Nov 15
Juliusmalema:




Nobody is holding Umahi, he should go.


That doesn't change him from been a selfish politician. His actions in 2019 is still in book of chronicles.



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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by Juliusmalema: 10:40am On Nov 15
[quote author=flyingpig post=96060856][/quote]
no dey market Umahi for us.
market him for Ebonyi people...
nwoke na ibie ra wu na onu.

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by flyingpig: 10:42am On Nov 15
Juliusmalema:


no dey market Umahi for us.

market him for Ebonyi people...

nwoke na ibie ra wu na onu
.
umahi is already popular. On front pages you don't see "ebonyi governor", what you see is "umahi". That tests his popularity cause he needs no introduction.

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by yarimo(m): 10:48am On Nov 15
Mtceeew the governor defection to APC is good for democracy grin

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by Juliusmalema: 10:52am On Nov 15
flyingpig:
umahi is already popular. On front pages you don't see "ebonyi governor", what you see is "umahi". That tests his popularity cause he needs no introduction.



Lol

akiko..

let him move and stop making noise biko.

How his defection concerns us here is what I don't understand.

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by flyingpig: 11:02am On Nov 15
Juliusmalema:




Lol

akiko..

let him move and stop making noise biko.

How his defection concerns us here is what I don't understand.
if it doesn't concern u, why are u on Umahi's defection threads?

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by IamFINESSE: 11:03am On Nov 15
I made a post earlier on how pdp shot themselves on the leg by defending wike's madness against Ndigbo.

Pdp burial arrangements will be officially announced in 2023 grin

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by flyingpig: 11:06am On Nov 15
IamFINESSE:
I made a post earlier on how pdp shot themselves on the leg by defending wike's madness against Ndigbo.

Pdp burial arrangements will be officially announced in 2023 grin
Amen

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by Juliusmalema: 11:24am On Nov 15
flyingpig:
if it doesn't concern u, why are u on Umahi's defection threads?

Stop tagging SE in all the bla bla

let him manage his defecation. no be SE asked him to defect.
Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by helinues: 12:24pm On Nov 15
Pdp have turned to Mario...

We die here

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by directonpc(m): 12:43pm On Nov 15
You
Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by NNEWIsuper: 12:43pm On Nov 15
Good one.. Ikpeazụ must join Umahi to APC.. We can't be fools to Wike, he thinks he can give tambuwal PDP presidential ticket while he himself becomes the vp. The igbophobic Wike has come to the end of his carrier

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by NNEWIsuper: 12:43pm On Nov 15
In the coming weeks every governor in the east under the useless PDP as a party is leaving the party to APC that I'm certain of

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by leisuretym: 12:44pm On Nov 15
The umahi defeacting cos he was promised VP
Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by Wahala90: 12:45pm On Nov 15
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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by ursullalinda(f): 12:45pm On Nov 15
Why not let Umahi leave.......come 2023 wise Nigeians won't look @ party.......We will vote according to performance and credibility.......to hell with APC and PDP.

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by Perfecttouch(m): 12:45pm On Nov 15
Mtchew
All these idiots are only concerned about their pockets and welfare..
They don't have the welfare of the masses at heart..
Na which kin country be this self?
Any day I leave this forsaken country, I will give testimonies

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by IamPlato(m): 12:47pm On Nov 15
If you vote for PDP in the next election then you are a dumb asshole

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Re: PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Thursday Over Planned Defection Of Umahi by Cryptofxt10: 12:48pm On Nov 15
Umahi na big fish las Las

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