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What My Defection To APC Has Caused In South-east – Gov Umahi



Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State disclosed on Tuesday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is expecting a harvest of new members across the country.

Speaking in Abakaliki while inaugurating the newly-elected local government chairmen of APC in the state, he charged them to scout for new members for the party.

Umahi asserted that the APC has now became a household name in Ebonyi State and the South-east because of his defection to the party from the PDP in 2020.

According to him, “The defection instantly changed the party’s fortunes in the state and the South-east and had continued to cause ripples within the opposition.

“The state has been improving since then as evidenced by its recent second position in prudent management rating by the budget office of the federation,” he said.

Naija News reports that the Governor, represented by his Deputy, Dr Kelechi Igwe, urging them to be disciples of the party in their various councils.

His words, “You should meet individuals who are still undecided on joining the party and convince them that the APC is the moving political train in the state.

“You should also approach those who are ashamed to openly declare for the party from the opposition and remove all veil of shame from them,” he said.

Umahi advised the chairmen to see their election as a call to duty and not for personal aggrandisement or egoistic reasons.

“This inauguration affirms the party’s trust in you and when you deliver on the mandate, rewards and awards would follow.

“You should stoutly defend the government as it will be a sin to be in the middle of critics and not defend the government,” he said.