Umahi: More PDP govs may defect to APC, says Fani-Kayode

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A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described the report of the planned of Governor, Dave Umahi, as “troubling”.

The PUNCH exclusively Wednesday that Umahi told the PDP National Working Committee at a in Abuja on Tuesday of his decision leave the party for the ruling .

The governor also told the PDP NWC led by the party National , Prince Uche Secondus, that the APC would protect the interest of the South-East in the 2023 elections.

Reacting on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode, is also a former Aviation Minister, said he yet confirm the report but urged the PDP national leadership pacify Umahi as governors in the party might follow the governor the APC.

He tweeted, “I urge the leadership of the PDP do all they can ensure that he stays. Not only is he a profoundly good man and an excellent Governor but his contributions the of the PDP over the last 20 years at various levels is immeasurable and simply extraordinary.

“What makes the matter worse is that other Governors may also contemplate leaving if he does because he has a lot of friends and goodwill amongst them. If that happens it will affect party’s chances in the 2023 election in a very significant way

“Again, I call on the National and the NWC of great party to do all they can to keep Umahi on board.”