The Ebonyi lawmakers caucus of the country wide meeting has removed itself from the defection of David Umahi, Ebonyi governor, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Addressing a press convention in Abuja on Wednesday, Sam Egwu, senator representing Ebonyi north, stated no part of the national meeting from the state is moving to the APC.
All the participants of the Ebonyi lawmakers caucus — 3 senators and 5 house of reps participants — within the national meeting are participants of the PDP.
On Tuesday, Umahi finalized his movement to the APC from the PDP.
The governor stated he left the PDP due to the fact of “marginalization”, claiming that the party has vowed never to zone the 2023 presidency to the south-east.
“Not one part of the PDP Ebonyi caucus of the countrywide meeting is defecting to APC,” Egwu who’s a former governor of Ebonyi stated.
“The 3 senators and 5 residence of representatives contributors stay proud card-bearing participants of the PDP, the platform under which we contest and gained elections in 2019.”
The senator stated the purpose Umahi gave for moving to the APC is “indecent”.
“The most important purpose given through leader Umahi for defecting from the PDP to the APC is now in the public area that is that the PDP hasn’t been honest to the citizens of south-east on the difficulty of zoning for the presidency and vice-presidency,” he stated.
“While we aid that it’s miles the flip of the south-east to fly the presidential flag of any of the primary political events come 2023, but we keep in mind it impolite, indecent and unwise to provide ultimatum and conditionality in a bid to steady zoning.
“If there may be any Ebonyi indegene who needs to stay perpetually thankful to the PDP, that person have to be the Governor, David Umahi, a person who became appointed the Ebonyi nation chairman of the PDP, made deputy governor of the PDP management and became elected on phrases below the banner of the PDP as governor.
“As democrats, we concede Umahi’s rights to enroll in any affiliation of his desire but as federal Lawmakers we aren’t ignorant of the Supreme Court’s choice that applicants are a made from the political events.
“What it means is that political workplace holders aren’t at liberty emigrate from one political platform to any other mainly whilst there may be no department of their party.”