The Ebonyi State PDP will collapse into APC tomorrow, January 30 as the state governor, David Umahi plans defecting to the APC.
Governor Umahi had earlier stated that he is under pressure to support President Mohammed Buhari.
Governor Umahi reportedly had approached the APC national body to bargain and discuss modalities of his defection. The indication of the defection is his public declaration of supporting the Ebonyi State APC presidential rally with about 2000 supporters.
Governor Umahi who has a dual personality of supporting his party and APC at the same time, an ethical issue which almost got him suspended in December 2018, will now quit playing double standard as he plans his final defection.
However, the Ebonyi State APC gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Sonni Ogbuoji had cautioned Governor Umahi to be consistent with his mandate and stop betrayal politics against his party, PDP.
“Umahi, please face your PDP and let the APC be, because we are not political double dealers like you, he was reported as saying”
The defection plan of Governor Umahi gears towards securing a soft landing for an appointive position after the victory of Buhari. Governor Umahi who has seen indications of victory for President Buhari and Sen. Ogbuoji, now schemes for an appointive position as a bargaining tool in his defection plan.
But in reaction however, the APC state chairman, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze, said the party would not be disposed to accepting Umahi owing to the gross act of intimidation and intolerance against the party shown in many ways.
Eze said with the manner Umahi has attacked the APC, the party would think twice and also very reluctant to accept him unless the terms are very clear and right.