The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi on Tuesday, debunked speculation of defecting to the All Progressives Congress, APC, Umahi made it clear that he has no intention of dumping the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the country.
Addressing reporters at the Exco Chambers of the Government House Abakaliki, the governor stated that there was no reason for him to dump PDP from which he has benefitted immensely as former State party chairman, former deputy governor and now governor of Ebonyi State.
According to him, “my focus as governor of Ebonyi state is to ensure the speedy development of the state and not get involved in dirty politics with men who lack integrity, patriotism and goodwill of their people.
“The clarification is that my relationship with Mr. President is because he is Mr. President, and he is my boss and the relationship is personal.
“Mr. President or any APC person has never asked me to come to APC, and they will never ask me, and there is no reason for me to leave my party, PDP of which I was the party chairman, deputy governor and now governor. I have always insisted in character, therefore, people that jump from one party to the other should examine their character, except if there is any problem within your party.
“As for today, till tomorrow until Christ comes, there is no crisis in PDP.. Even if there is a need for me to leave PDP, I can never leave PDP for APC in Ebonyi State. So, I can never be on the same political platform with them.
“I am focused to do my job. I am focused in governance. I have always insisted that we should leave party politics to our party men and women. As soon as you are elected, you should focus on your job. The fever that has been gripping me since the day I was elected was for me to do my job, produce the dividends of democracy and tackle the plight of our people.