While the nation is still ravishing in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests and the so-many other issues demanding his attention, President Buhari has congratulated David Umahi on his defection.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State had defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress APC from its major opposition People’s Democratic Party, some days after he reportedly informed the PDP National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus that he was leaving because the APC was set to zone the next presidential candidate to the South-East for 2023 election.“Let me clear the air and state that I never sort for the ticket of PDP Presidency and I will not. Whoever that said that I moved to APC because they refused to zone the ticket to me is being very mischievous. Because even if PDP promises me, an individual a presidential ticket, how does it work?”, he said, announcing his defection. Read also: Lekki Killings: “Resign!!!”, Political Parties Tell Buhari, Buratai, NBC Director-General
Taking to Twitter, Buhari wrote, “I am proud of Governor David Umahi for taking the bold decision to defect to @OfficialAPCNg in accordance with his conscience and principles rather than any external influence or coercion. I commend his boldness for taking this courageous decision in a country where principles are in short supply among many. I know people might call him names, but that is the price men of principle have to pay for acting according to their conscience and convictions”, he wrote.