Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has berated politicians that dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also urged the main opposition party to remain united to secure electoral victories in 2023 general elections.
Atiku made this known while speaking at a political event organised at Afikpo South LGA in Ebonyi South Senatorial zone by Engr. Dr. Onuoha Nnachi.
PDP leaders and stakeholders who attended the event includes; the South-east zonal caretaker Chairman, Chief Ali Odefa; the Senator representing Ebonyi South, Sen. Dr. Michael Ama Nnachi; Hon. Iduma Igwariwey, Vice Chairman, House committee on Appropriations in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Sylvester Ogbagba; High Chief Julius Ama Orji, (Ochiri 1) Engr. Fidelis Nwankwo, a former Minister of State Health, Chief Ajim Best; Hon. Emmanuel Kanodu, Chief Abiam Onyike among others.
Speaking, Atiku, in a goodwill message read by Oladimeji Fabiyi, said only naive and visionless politicians will dump the PDP for the APC.
The Wazirin Adamawa also said Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state will one day “be courageous enough to tell Ebonyians the true reasons he left for a sinking ship, APC.”
Atiku said; “today’s event is a testimony to the fact that Ebonyi is PDP, PDP is Ebonyi.
“This event has made a loudest statement and sent a strong signal across board that PDP is not shaking in Ebonyi State and South East in general.
“For us as a party to continuously emerge victorious in our future elections, PDP must remain peaceful and united at all levels as togetherness is the key to our electoral success.
“We have the numbers, the people, the strength, the strategy and leaders in Ebonyi State.
“The Governor’s unfortunate action is a temporary set back which is normal in political setting. Therefore, we must remain undeterred, PDP is remarkably strong and solid in Ebonyi.
“It is only a politically naïve, dumb, visionless and broken person that will leave a smooth sailing, progressive, purposeful and goal oriented ship and jump into a sinking and directionless ship on a voyage to no where.
“We hope one day, Gov. Umahi will be courageous enough to tell Ebonyians the true reasons he left for a sinking ship APC. If he does not, at the appropriate time we shall tell the people.”