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Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Officialhorlah(m): 1:56pm On Nov 18
National Assembly members from Ebonyi State, on Wednesday, disowned Governor, David Umahi, who has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

The leader of the Ebonyi State PDP caucus in the national parliament, Senator Sam Egwu, who read the position of his colleagues at a press conference in Abuja, said none of the lawmakers would defect with Umahi.

They described as unacceptable and selfish, the reasons given by Umahi for his action.

The briefing was attended by all the Ebonyi State federal legislators including, Senator Obinna Ogba

Senator Mike Ama Nnachi, Sylvester Ogbaga, Igariwey Iduma Enwo, Chukwuma Nwazunku, Edwin Anayo and Livinus Makwe

The Senate Minority Leader Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe was also at the event to show solidarity.

Egwu faulted Umahi for accusing the PDP leadership of being unfair to the South-East geopolitical zone.

He also accused the government of being an ingrate, claiming that the man had benefitted immensely from the PDP.

Egwu said, “For the sake of clarity, we wish to state that not a single member of the Ebonyi State PDP caucus of the National Assembly is defecting to the APC.

“The three distinguished senators and five House of Representatives members remain proud card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party, the platform under which we contested and won elections in 2019.

“The major reason given by Umahi for defecting from the PDP to the APC is now in the public domain which is that the PDP has not been fair to the People of the South-East on the issue of zoning the Presidency and vice presidency.

“While we support that it is the turn of the South-East to fly the Presidential flag of any of the major political parties come 2023, yet we consider it impolitic, indecent, and unwise to give ultimatums and conditionalities in a bid to secure zoning.

“Indeed, if there is any Ebonyi person who should remain eternally grateful to the PDP, that individual ought to be Governor David Umahi.

“This is a man who was appointed the Ebonyi State Chairman of the PDP, made deputy governor of a PDP administration, and was elected for two terms under the banner of the PDP.

“As Governor, his two younger brothers were elected to principal offices of the PDP; one (Mr Austine Umahi) as the National Vice Chairman (South East) and another (Mr. Maxwell Umahi) as the Deputy State Chairman of the PDP.

“As democrats, we concede Chief Umahi’s right to join any political association of his choice.

“However, as federal lawmakers, we are not unaware of the Supreme Court decision that candidates are products of political parties.

“What it means is that political office holders are not at liberty to migrate from one political platform to another, particularly when there is no division in their party.

“We wish to use this opportunity to thank the leadership of our great party, the PDP for their prompt action in dissolving the ward, local government, state and Zonal structures of the party in Ebonyi State, and their announcement of a state caretaker team.

“We also wish to thank teeming members and supporters in our various constituencies who have remained undaunted and committed to their membership of the PDP.

“We also wish to thank the South-East caucus, and indeed the entire PDP family of the National Assembly,” he added.

https://punchng.com/defection-ebonyi-senators-reps-disown-umahi/

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by NwaAmaikpe: 7:12pm On Nov 18
shocked



With all the strenght in my muscles, the blood in my veins and the sperm in my epididymis; I NwaAmaikpe also disowns Governor Dave Umahi.

No right thinking Igbo man will even be remotely happy at his political calculations and this has nothing to do with the APC as a party.
I stand with Alex Otti, I stand with Emeka Atuma and a lot of other Igbo progressives who have just cross-carpeted to the APC but not Umahi.

We know he is a stooge.
From his stand on RUGA, to his choices as Chairman of the South East Governors on matters concerning the welfare of the Igbos like the regional security outfit. We don't expect anything with him in the Presidency.

A sellout from the weak-link state is a no-no.
We can't get freedom at last and be led by a Northern slave.

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Jeremiahgynag(m): 7:13pm On Nov 18
Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by hayesconcept(m): 7:13pm On Nov 18
Lol, no retreat no surrender
Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by TheSuperb: 7:13pm On Nov 18
I see
Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Coldie(m): 7:13pm On Nov 18
Umahi u did the right thing

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Macsjebs(m): 7:13pm On Nov 18
Wow, what's really happening in Ebonyi state

I just hope all these won't affect my Business because I had the intention of visiting government house to gift a number of officials some of our mind blowing fragrances, this I believe will help promote us and boost patronage and also add to all the positive reviews on the thread on my signature

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by brosom(m): 7:13pm On Nov 18
I don't trust the words of politician, they talk YES today, tomorrow they talk NO.

Who knows it might be an arranged mission against APC, Fear igbos.

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by eaglechild: 7:14pm On Nov 18
Mandate belongs to the party, I thought that was Nigeria's electoral law.
That should stem all these defections.

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Adonis86(m): 7:14pm On Nov 18
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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Faller: 7:15pm On Nov 18
In Nigeria we have APC States and PDP states....

Every Election we vote for individuals from the Party that has a stronghold in such state.... regardless of their credibility....

Nigerians we need to wake up.... Politics goes beyond APC and PDP.... Just because we like a party doesn't mean we should overlook the credibility of the Candidates representing such parties.... These Individuals are not loyal to their parties ... How do you think they Will be loyal to the masses....Any small thing will lead to defection....

In America you are either a Republican or a Democrat.....

You hardly see mass movement from one platform to another unlike here in Nigeria.


Let's be guided.... Good Governance goes beyond the which particular party has a stronghold in a state or a country.. .
let's leave favoritism of party when voting in 2023.

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by nautybride: 7:15pm On Nov 18
As in. It's hot o
Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by gurunlocker: 7:16pm On Nov 18
This shows his move is personal and there's nothing like crack or injustice in PDP as he claimed.


Hope they won't treat his Bleep up and get him impeached..... Seems no one wants to follow him to APC. grin grin grin


Even APC people dey resign because of him angry grin grin

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Merimental(m): 7:16pm On Nov 18
D east detests any form of UNION wit d Party Umahi has chosen to roll with of late.


Even if D ruling party produces an Igbo extract as it's flag bearer, I doubt he'd get as much support as d PDP candidate.

East has no common ground wit dat Evil party ASAP.

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by smartval(m): 7:16pm On Nov 18
Even the person he will present to Ebonyi people as successor will be rejected

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by RedPhoenix: 7:16pm On Nov 18
And the steep declines begins. Disloyalty, treachery and betrayal aren't qualities embraced in the southern block. Ewuu

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Houseofglam7(f): 7:16pm On Nov 18
undecided
Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by blackmaine: 7:16pm On Nov 18
They are all fools, PDP and APC are the same people, moreover we are not practicing partisan politics, the best candidate should stay up there in regard to the particular party he or she belongs, Animal farm...

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by hinere(m): 7:16pm On Nov 18
All these Senators. I tire for them. Politicians, Ministers And Senators are the ones ruling and enjoying wealth yet they won't want you to know how they are making it in life.

I remember when I went for a Youth Career Conference back then in 2015 when I was in Unilag and Jimi Agbaje came and was telling Youths not to engage in Politics. He was just talking and talking discouraging us...see life yet he keeps contesting for Lagos State Governorship.

Well the truth I gathered from the Conference was that most Politicians are mad investors. They take the money in politics and do invest in Real Estate and Agriculture (Farming)...Yes...Farming.

They know Farming is a sector that has sustained Nigeria for years so they pump money into it to generate profit for them. They know most people won't engage in it so they invest in it and discourage everyone from it.

According to them, Man cannot do without Eating FOOD.

Men and Women need to wake up and think Wisely about investing in Agriculture and Real Estate. And am not taking about buying land, buying block to build house or carrying cutlass or hoe and enter one farm....NOO..NOO

I'm talking about Land Banking and investing in Food Production.

Do u know you can make up to 55% Return On Investment (Profit) when you invest in Farming after some Months?
Do u know you can make up to 45% Return On Investment (Profit) when you invest in Real Estate (Land Bank)?

Men and Women need to think Wisely.
Politicians don't keep money in the Bank because they know there won't be profit after 12 months.
They INVEST.

Lets think Investment.
Let think Wisley.

To know more about investing in Land Banking and Agriculture, click this thread.

https://www.nairaland.com/6237567/invest-real-estate-make-up

https://www.nairaland.com/6237592/invest-farming-make-up-55

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by excomarow(m): 7:17pm On Nov 18
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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by JosephXavier(m): 7:17pm On Nov 18
These useless law makers that have not moved a single motion since their stay at NASS are addressing us on the governor's defection to APC
Where were all of you guys during ENDSARS protest?
Why didn't you guys issue any press conference or make any remark to either being in support or against the youths

Thunder fire una

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by NORSIYK(m): 7:17pm On Nov 18
Umahi is leaving PDP that gave South East Senate President, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, key ministers, key positions in Federal Agencies, to APC that has refused to make an Igbo Man even head of Civil Defence in the past 6 years.

Umahi has been in PDP for over 20 years where he was acting Chairman of PDP in Ebonyi state and then Chairman, then from Chairman to Deputy Governor and won governorship election under PDP, also won reelection with same PDP platform, suddenly he's leaving because of injustice.
What a lame fellow.

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by zeusdgrt(m): 7:17pm On Nov 18
I see
Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Indispensable85: 7:17pm On Nov 18
The governor does not need you guys. He only needs his house of assembly that's all.

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Lordjude2021: 7:18pm On Nov 18
The same UMahi in pdp is the same in apc

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by Enudapan: 7:18pm On Nov 18
Nah eh! No qualms
Umahi the Real odogwu
His chioce, his decision
His ambitious
U all can wail till enternity
It can't stop him from taking his mushin weed
And growing bigger balls
After all
APC=PDP

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by lonelydora: 7:18pm On Nov 18
Story!

Give them few days, they will all join Dave Umahi. Are they not politicians again?

Forget this initial gara gara.

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Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by DaudaTheSexyGuy: 7:19pm On Nov 18
Double wahala for dead body
Re: Defection: Ebonyi Senators, Reps Disown Umahi by PhillipPHD(m): 7:19pm On Nov 18
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