Defection: PDP has never been fair to the South-East, Gov. Umahi’s support group alleges

In what looks like a very clear indication of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi’s imminent defection to the All Progressives Congress,


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Defection: PDP has never been fair to the South-East, Gov. Umahi’s support group alleges
Governor Dave Umahi & President Muhammadu Buhari (photo sent by DUNAETA)


In what looks like a very clear indication of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi’s imminent defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC, his main support group, David Umahi Nweze Akubaraoha Ebonyi Transformation Agenda, DUNAETA, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP of meting out injustice to the South-East geopolitical zone, since its inception over two decades ago.  

DUNAETA, in a statement made available to Fresh Angle International few minutes ago, averred that the PDP:  “Have continued to treat the zone (South-East) as inconsequential and with sheer levity in its concerns, commending Nigerians for standing by the Governor (Dave Umahi) for raising their consciousness to the undemocratic leanings of the party and its leadership”.

The statement signed by Lady Monica Chidinma Ada Eze, Founder and President of DUNAETA, noted: “Recalling the roles played by Late Sage and former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekweme alongside others in confronting the Abacha Junta to secure the current democracy the country enjoys and which pioneered the formation of the Peoples Democratic Party, Lady Monica Eze lamented the sudden gang ups and later, the unjust denial meted on the then Presidential hopeful from flying the party's flag in the build up to the 1999 Presidential election, notwithstanding the fact that he was the most preferred in the circle of contenders. She said Ekwueme's only crime was that he was from the South East region”.

Lady Monica Eze, who is Technical Adviser to Governor Umahi, added: “The position of the peoples' Governor is, and has always been that the Peoples Democratic Party be fair enough to ratify the injustices meted out on the South East, since the inception of the party over two decades ago.

“Despite several other acts of injustice and unfair treatments, the South-East never staggered, but remained faithful to the course of the Peoples Democratic Party”.

She opined:  “By the singular act of boldness displayed by Umahi, the Governor has carved a niche for himself as the conscience of the South-East and a beacon of hope and comfort for the people of the zone, who have suffered perpetual neglect from the PDP”.

DUNAETA appealed to the national leadership of the PDP to promise the South-East zone the Presidential ticket, as a condition for Governor Umahi’s continued stay in the party.

“It is unjust and act of witchery for PDP to deny the zone the presidential slot, not minding that since 1999, the South-East has been a backbone of the PDP and nothing to show for it. We can no longer continue to play second fiddle in a political party, we saw to its formation," she stressed.


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