“I joined the APC for the president’s love for Ebonyi even if for no other reason.
“My eyes are on the ball – on what will get to my people,” he said.
“You know I am his son, so you can be sure that I will get the approval.
“I do not know how this love happened, but you should realise that grace is always upon the house of David,” he said.
Umahi said that he has barred all his appointees and supporters from reacting to verbal attacks from the PDP over his decision to join the APC.
“I am the father of the state and should be ashamed that Ebonyi is heading into bitterness and disunity.
“I have decided to forgive all those who wronged me and seek same from those who may have been hurt in this process which I take responsibilities for.
“We should practice the Christianity we profess and this forgiveness has ensured that my blood pressure has dropped to 110/20 from 120/20,” he said.
The governor, however, said that such gesture should not be mistaken for weakness.
“The people should know that David is a man of war.
“God has directed that we stop this fight and we have no regrets being pencils in his hands.
“I thank all those who intervened in this matter such as the Catholic Bishop of Abakaliki diocese, the Christian Association of Nigeria, the state Founding Fathers Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural organisation among others,” he said.