Umahi Set To Defect To APC Before May 29 – Senator Ogbuoji

ENUGU – ALL Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Ebonyi state for last Saturday’s election, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji has alleged that Governor David Umahi would defect to the APC on or before May 29 inauguration of elected Nigeria’s President and Governors.

Umahi who was reelected for second term in office, was a state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and was the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi state before he was elected first term Governor in 2015.

Ogbuoji made the allegation in Enugu, on Tuesday, at a press conference on the outcome of the February 23 governorship and state assembly elections in Ebonyi state.

The APC candidate described the elections as a mock exercise, where people were coerced to reject a happy future. He fingered some of his fellow party members as moles and denied he worked for victory of his opponent at the polls.

“We therefore reject in its entirety, the shambolic exercise, the processes that led to it and the result or outcome. “I am aware also of those among us that desired the change we targeted to bring, seemingly worked for it but in the actual sense worked in contrary direction and deliberately frustrated the change they claimed to belong to.

“A clearer picture of this is the information we have now that while the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, had acted as a mole in PDP all along, he has started making moves to ditch PDP and cross over to the APC on before May 29.