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Umahi Will Regret Leaving PDP, Says Wabara

 former Senate Presi­dent, Senator Adol­phus Wabara, has said that Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State will regret quitting the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), a party that offered him various oppor­tunities in his political ca­reer, to join the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).

Giving reason for his de­fection, Umahi had said that, “I offered this movement (to APC) as a protest to injustice being done to the South East by the PDP. Since 1999, the South East have supported the PDP.

“At a time, the five states were all PDP. One of the founding members of the PDP was from Southeast, the late former Vice President Dr Alex Ekwueme.

“It is absurd that since 1999, going to 2023, the South East will never be considered to run for the presidency un­der the PDP. And this is my position and it will contin­ue to be my position. It had nothing to do with me or my ambition.”

However, Wabara refused to accept Umahi’s explana­tion that his movement to APC has nothing to do with his ambition to contest for the presidential seat in 2023.

Describing Umahi’s as an over-ambitious politician, the erstwhile number-three cit­izen of the country said the governor would never get the APC ticket to run for presi­dent, which he believed, was his major reason for leaving the PDP.

Wabara remarked: “His defection to APC will be the greatest regret of his entire life. He will be locked out in APC. That decision is a di­saster and he is being overtly ambitious.

“He said he left the PDP because of the injustice meted out to the South East by the party; that the party hasn’t deemed it fit to offer its presidential ticket to the South East.

“And yet he claims that his defection has nothing to do with his presidential ambi­tion. Can you see the contra­diction? Anyway, I wish him good luck.

“However, I must let him know that APC will never concede the presidency to the South. Never! The Fulanis will continue to cling to pow­er for as long as they can un­less Nigeria is restructured. That’s the bitter truth.”


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