Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which he just dumped, wanted him to be insulting and castigating President Muhammadu Buhari
He said: “another one is that the PDP wants me to be castigating Mr. President. I have no other boss apart from Mr. President. And by my culture and upbringing, you do not insult the elders. It’s not in my character.”
In apparent response to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, who said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, made him (Umahi) what he is today, Ebonyi Governor, who crossed over to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC),
“And some of them [PDP Governors] speak rubbish in the day and in the night they’re caps in hands and they start going up and down. I don’t do like that. So Mr. President remains my boss, father and boss and I’ve no regret about that.”
“People say PDP made me what I am. That is absolutely rubbish. We made PDP what PDP is,” he said.
“It is the people that make the party and I’ve contributed so much in the making of PDP not the other way around. I’ve been a peacemaker.
“I’ve been a negotiator and even the Governor of Edo State coming on board was my prophecy which my fellow Governor directed the working committee to come and probe me but that was a big minus for them because you don’t probe a sitting Governor.
Governor Umahi, who answered questions on Arise TV programme today, November 20, 2020, said that some Governors of the opposition party who speak against the Buhari government during the day, used to “go up and down at night begging” the same Buhari.
Governor Wike had in one of his recent interviews said: “Umahi has the right to move to the APC, it’s his constitutional right, but we cannot in all cases allow Umahi blackmail PDP that made him chairman of the party, deputy governor, and governor and then you now realize there is an injustice against southeast.”