Defection plot: 8 PDP lawmakers refuse to follow Ebonyi Gov Umahi to APC

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•Governor Dave Umahi


ABAKALIKI – less eight out 24 members Ebonyi State Assembly have refused decamp from Peoples the All Progressives ().


This came barely 48 hours after the news the , David Umahi dumping PDP for .


It was gathered that Governor Umahi perfected his decamping with some the ruling in Abuja.


Similarly, Daily Trust gathered that the governor has held series of meetings at his home town in Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state with some .


Although many have expressed their willingness move APC with him but his meeting with members of the State of Assembly was dreadlocked.


The meeting, which was targeted at pesuading the 24 members of the State of Assembly decamp with him was held in yesterday (Sunday) in Uburu, home town of Umahi.


Our Correspondent, however, gathered that eight among the 24 refused to endorse their signatures to the defection list.


However, the position of the eight has put the governor in quandary as the of the State House of Assembly has reconvened a fresh meeting targeted at pacifying his recalcitrant eight colleagues.


The meeting was held at the official residence of the , Francis Nwafuru, Sunday evening.


However, the meeting was still ongoing at the (7:50pm) of filling in this .


Correspondents outside the venue of the meeting observed that some of the members left in anger.


The decamping plot has become a reality and Umahi is expected at any moment to make it public. ()