Defection: Nnamani canvasses support for Gov. Umahi

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Senator Nnamani: Gov. Umahi is a pacesetter in infrastructural development

Former Senate President Ken Nnamani, has described Governor David Nweze Umahi’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a courageous step towards taking the Igbo back to the mainstream of Nigeria’s politics.

The former senate president who spoke on Thursday, November 19, at Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, during the formal admission of Gov. Umahi  into the APC, recalled that  erstwhile Igbo political leaders aligned with their Northern counterparts to form government at the centre, adding that the current politicians from the South-East cannot continue to play opposition politics.

He assured the Ebonyi state governor of maximum support from the South-East people, saying that the zone would soon organize a reception rally in his honour.

 Gov. Umahi was first elected on the platform of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015, and was re-elected for a second tenure in 2019.

He announced his defection to the APC early in the week, citing unfair treatment to the zone by his former party.

Senator Nnamani urged all “right thinking” people of the South-East zone to give Gov. Umahi maximum support in his new found party, maintaining that he took a wise decision that will take the people of the zone to “a higher ground.”

He said the Ebonyi state governor has set a pace in infrastructural development, adding that he will do more for his state, and people of the zone, now that he has joined the ruling party at the centre.

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