Members of the Ebonyi State PDP caucus in the National Assembly have disowned Governor David Umahi, saying that not a single member of the caucus will defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, with him.
The lawmakers who briefed newsmen at the National Assembly on Wednesday in Abuja, noted that the three Distinguished Senators and five House of Representatives members from Ebonyi State would remain proud card-carrying Members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, the platform under Which they contested and won elections in 2019.
The group led by Senator Sam Egwu were joined at the Press Conference by the Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (Abia).
The lawmakers who maintained that they were in support of Presidency being zoned to the South East under any political party come 2023, said they consider it impolitic, indecent and unwise to give ultimatums and conditionalities in a bid to secure zoning.
They also maintained that as democrats, they concede to the governor’s right to join any political association of his choice but harped on the Supreme Court decision that candidates are products of political parties.
According to them, the Supreme Court ruling means that political office holders are not at liberty to migrate from one political platform to another, particularly when there is no division in their party.
The Ebonyi National Assembly lawmakers further lauded the leadership of PDP for the prompt dissolution of the ward, local government, state and zonal structures of the party in Ebonyi State, and the announcement of a State Caretaker team.
Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Tuesday defected from the PDP to APC on the ground that the PDP has not been fair to the people of the South East on the issue of zoning the Presidency and Vice Presidency.