Umahi's Defection to APC: NWC informed me in Abuja - Eze

                 Gov. David Umahi.

Ebonyi  State Chairman of All Progresives Congress, APC, Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze has said Governor David Umahi's defection to his party is real, NATIONAL PANEL reports.

Eze said that the National Working Committee, NWC,  of the ruling APC has officially informed the leadership of the Ebonyi State Chapter of the party over the planned defection of Governor Umahi to the party.

The State APC Chairman, made the disclosure on Wednesday in an interaction with our reporter, saying that he was officially informed in Abuja during a meeting involving the national leaders of the party.

“I’m just coming out from a meeting held in Abuja where I was officially informed of Governor Umahi’s plan to dump the opposite party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to our ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)

“So wait till the details will be made known to you in Ebonyi by tomorrow.

“On weather I have been contacted the answer is ‘YES’ and it was done by leaders of our party in Abuja, simple. You will get details”,  Eze said.

According to Daily Trust, the hint of Umahi defection came barely 24 hours after he met with PDP national working committee in Abuja.

It was gathered that meeting which was attended by the National Chairman, Uche Secondus was targeted at persuading the governor not to decamp.

Although, Governor Umahi is expected to return to the state from Abuja this week for preparation to make his defection official.

However, it was gathered that two kitchen cabinet members of the governor on Tuesday held a close-door meeting with 13 council Chairmen including 64 coordinators of the development centers in the state.

The meeting was to fine-tune the success of the event which is expected to hold at the popular Pa Ngele Oruta Township Stadium, Abakiliki.

Also, a source at the meeting stated that no date was fixed yet but noted that defection is real and imminent.

Similarly, a reliable source who doesn’t want his name on print said that governor Umahi would officially be registered as a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), at his ward Onuofukwuru 031 in Uburu, Ohanzara local government of the state.

Although, the Ohaozara local government, APC chairman, Hon. Victor Nnachi who also spoke to Daily Trust on Wednesday said that he was yet to be contacted over the registration of the governor at ward.

“As for the defection plan of governor Umahi, I have heard about it but I’m yet to be officially contacted for his registration at the ward as required in the party constitution”, he explained.

On Sunday, it was gathered that some members of the All Progressives Congress held a crucial meeting at Salt Spring to smoothen Umahi’s defection.

Our correspondent gathered that members of the state executive council, some members of PDP and the state lawmakers would join the defection train.

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