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One of the leaders of APC who met with Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi on Sunday at Uburu Local Government Area, in the person of Mr Elias Mbam has stated that the governors joining APC will favour the people of South East. Mbam who is the chairman of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation, and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) stated spoke with newsmen on Monday in Abakaliki.
He noted that Umahi’s defection to the APC would benefit the South-East and also declared that the region had nothing to show for its support for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) since 1999.
‘The major stakeholders in our party met with the governor, and he told us why he wanted to leave his party for the APC. Part of the reason was the need for the South East to be part of the government at the center.’
‘He stressed the need for the zone to collaborate with the North and that if we do that; we will be able to get what we have not been able to get since 1999.’
‘Since 1999, PDP has been in control in Ebonyi and other states in South East, yet the party has not found one person worthy of flying its flag and we don’t even have any hope that it would happen soon,’ the RMAFC boss said.
Mbam stressed that Ebonyi needed to join the ruling party in order to be where major decisions were being taken. Added that Umahi’s defection to the APC would further strengthen the platform and help Ebonyi retain the governorship seat in 2023.
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