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The Ebonyi State caucus of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), comprising elected members of the national Assembly from the state has stated that no member of the party’s caucus will leave the party with Governor Umahi.
This is made known by National Assembly members from Ebonyi State, elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), while reacting to the defection of Governor Dave Umahi.
The governor who doubles as the Chairman of South-East Governors Forum officially announced that he was joining the All Progressive Congress (APC) but the PDP caucus has said they will not be defecting to the APC.
Umahi centered his decision on ‘marginalisation’ of Igbos by the PDP. He said that by now, the party should have categorically stated whether or not it would zone its 2023 presidential ticket to the South-East. The governor while decamping claimed that there will be a mass exodus of leaders and members from PDP to APC in the region.
But on Wednesday, the federal lawmakers from Ebonyi state made it clear that no member of the caucus is decamping. Their leader and former Governor, Senator Sam Egwu, declared that the three Senators and five House of Representatives members remain in the PDP. ‘Ebonyi governor is on his own on this matter and is the only person going to another party’, he said.
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