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BREAKING: Governor Umahi has defected to APC, says Ebonyi lawmaker

Controversy has greeted the alleged defection of Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the 2023 general election.

The member representing Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chinedu Ogah, had on Saturday congratulated the Governor Umahi for finally joining APC.

Ogah, who spoke authoritatively, said: “We don’t need division in South-East; we need unity in South-East, we need to be part of the Central government. We can’t continue to be in opposition.”

Ogah, the only National Assembly member from Ebonyi State elected on the platform of APC, revealed that Umahi’s defection was perfected after his meeting with critical stakeholders and leaders of APC including President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said: “Yes, Governor Umahi’s defection to our great party, APC is a step in the right direction. We cannot afford to remain in opposition. We must join the ruling party to continue to reap the dividends of democracy.

“I am calling on other Governors in south east to toe the line of Governor Umahi and join APC. We have to be at the centre, we have to join the mainstream politics for overall development of our zone and the country in general.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has done well. Everybody should join the APC to encourage him.”

But the Governor in a press statement this afternoon through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Francis Nwaze, in Abakaliki, denied Umahi’s defection to APC.

The statement reads: “My attention has been drawn to the news making the round in some quarters of the media, alleging that the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“The news is a product of a figment of imagination on the part of the carriers as Governor Umahi was, is, and is still flying the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“It is, however, difficult to observe how people are easily persuaded to believe in fake dummies in the name of rumours.

“If for any reason, Governor Umahi wishes to leave People Democratic Party (PDP), it will be officially communicated and can never be a product from rumour mongers,” he stated.

When contacted for further reaction, the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Uchenna Orji said he is somewhere and may not be chanced to react to the defection.

Orji who insisted on seeing the lawmaker’s statement before reaction said: “send to me the report, let me know what they are saying, “so that I can react. I am somewhere now.”

Ebonyi State PDP Chairman, Barr. Onyekachi Nwebonyi, when contacted couldn’t pick calls or respond to text messages sent to him by our reporter for reaction.

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EBONYI 2023: Prophet Emmanuel Chukwudi warns Senator Sam Egwu, other Ebonyi leaders, says Umahi is God’s anointed 

The General overseer of King of Kings Deliverance Ministry, Gbonum Ulepa Ntezi, Ebonyi State, Prophet Emmanuel Chukwudi has issued a note of warning against former governors of the state and other leaders, particularly Senator Sam Egwu.

Chukwudi told Jungle Journalist Media Limited, Ebonyi State Correspondent in Abakaliki Wednesday afternoon that the leaders have gathered and are conspiring to decide who the next governor will be, even though Governor Dave Umahi is still in power.

“These men and holding clandestine, evil meetings against God’s anointed, and they want to take decisions about the future of Ebonyi State without Umahi”, he started.

“That’s never going to happen. The battle of 2023 has just begun in Ebonyi state. I saw former governors conspiring against Governor Umahi because they are afraid he is going to present a new governorship candidate for 2023, and so, they are fighting him tooth and nail to make sure that he fails in producing his successor. They want to bring the successor themselves.

“It’s a high level conspiracy, but the almighty God is telling me that God is with him, and no one can fight God’s anointed and go free. No one can counter the will of God. Those who conspired against Umahi, because they think they will be the ones to produce a new governor that will succeed he, they will fail woefully.

“In the spirit realm, it is in the governor’s hands that God has placed the leadership of Ebonyi State. They want to fight him and take the anointing from him, but it can’t work. When God says his time is up, thy can come in. But for now, Sam Egwu and other past leaders of Ebonyi must bow to God’s anointed, because others also bowed to the, when God anointed them”, he ended.

Umahi directs army, police to ‘take over’ two warring Ebonyi communities

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has directed the Nigerian Army and Police to take over Isinkwo-Ukawu and Abaomege communities of Onicha Local Government Area of the state and immediately restore law and order in both communities.

The directive which is contained in a statement signed by Mr Uchenna Orji, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, on Sunday stated that the governor is saddened by developments in both communities.

The statement said that the governor expressed dismay over the activities of the youth in both communities who resorted to taking ‘laws into their hands’ and inflicting injuries on the people because of land dispute.

“The state government has henceforth taken over the disputed land effective from June 6, 2020, in line with the laws of the state.

“The governor has directed the state Commissioner for Lands and Survey to immediately acquire the disputed land for the government, in overriding public interest,” the statement read.

The statement added that Umahi further warned both communities to ‘pull out’ completely from the disputed land.

“All concerned are to take this matter seriously,” the statement read.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that similar violence had erupted in Izzi recently where over seven houses were burnt at Amuzu villge in Igbeagu community of Izzi Local Government Area, over a village headship tussle.

The crisis resulted in the arrest of no fewer than eight persons by the police including the traditional ruler.