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This may not be the best of times for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP as Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike has revealed that another governor of the party would defect into the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This is following the formal exit of Governor of Ebonyi State David Umahi from the PDP.
Umahi, a longtime admirer of President Muhammadu Buhari sent shock wave to town when he announced his defection into the APC, citing unfair treatment against the South East by the PDP.
But speaking in an interview on Wednesday, Governor Wike said another governor on the platform of the PDP is planning to join Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, in the All Progressives Congress .
HE said, “I can tell you there is one PDP governor that will leave. He is not leaving because of anything but he will come up with an excuse.
“The point is that these are the people who have been playing anti-party, who have been romancing with the APC in the night and coming to the PDP in the daytime. My problem with our party is that when you speak the truth, they will want to crucify you. I have raised this issue several times.”
When asked to reveal the identity of the PDP governor planning to defect, Wike said, “I won’t tell you that. But you journalists know.”
The Rivers State governor said Umahi, who recently defected to the APC had always been disloyal to the PDP.
He stated that during a particular virtual meeting of PDP governors, Umahi boasted that he helped President Muhammadu Buhari to garner votes in the 2019 presidential election.
Wike added, “All of us are aware that Governor Umahi has been romancing with APC for long. We had a virtual meeting of PDP governors. I have never seen that in my life.
“Governor Umahi in that meeting, to the surprise of many governors, said ‘there is nothing anybody can do to stop me’. I promised President Buhari I would give him 35 per cent votes’.
“I never knew that people never voted in Ebonyi; that votes were allocated and Governor Umahi determined who gets what percentage.”