A file photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari having a chat with Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s particular adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has at all times been a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at coronary heart even whereas he was within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Adesina who mentioned this in a chunk on Friday titled, ‘Dave Umahi’s Heart of Lion’, praised the Ebonyi State governor for being brave sufficient to dump the opposition PDP for the APC.
“Umahi had been a PDP man, possibly all of his political career. He was a deputy governor to Martin Elechi for eight years, succeeded him as governor, and is now in his second term.
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“Umahi had always loved and respected President Muhammadu Buhari, and never hid it, though they were of different political parties. And the President reciprocated in like manner. In fact, the first State the President ever visited in the country and passed the night was Ebonyi. Umahi was PDP in the exterior, but APC at heart,” he mentioned.
While praising Umahi’s motion, Adesina mentioned, “Gov Umahi has done what Napoleon couldn’t do. He has officially crossed from the PDP to APC. Only a man with the heart of a lion could do that.”
He added that “What Umahi exhibited last month in crossing from PDP to APC can best be described as the heart of a lion.
“If there was a time the APC needed a shot in the arm, it was the time Dave Umahi came. It changed the country’s political map and configuration. And APC is breathing easier again.”
Umahi earlier in November dumped PDP for APC after weeks of hypothesis that he had taken the choice to dump the opposition social gathering for the ruling social gathering.
He, nevertheless, faulted the claims that he left the PDP to realize his ambition of turning into the president in 2023.