Ebonyi State Governor, Mr. Dave Umahi, has debunked the reports of him claiming to be a 100% member of the All Progressives Congress while serving as a Peoples Democratic Party governor.
In a disclaimer by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, he described the reports as untrue, mischievous and misleading.
The Commissioner further said the report was “a cheap and childish fabrication that is irritably displeasing to the sensibilities of the ordinary man.”
Orji noted that the Governor simply warned those in the habit of defecting from one political party to another to bear in mind that he had friends and goodwill across political divides.
He explained further: “In their desperate attempt to cause disaffection against the State Government, they mischievously misrepresented the Governor as saying: ‘I am the only Governor that belongs to PDP and APC.
“This blackmail is nothing but a cheap and childish fabrication that is irritably displeasing to the sensibilities of the ordinary man.
“It is a common sense that no one party member in Nigeria can belong to another political party at the same time.
“The Governor never said that he belongs to APC. He is unshakably a PDP chieftain and has been a great party man, whose track records as historic State Party Chairman and currently PDP Governor and leader in Ebonyi State are known and admired by people of good will.
“He only said that those who are in the habit of hiding under partisan politics to peddle lies against the State Government were on a frolic of their own as people of different political colorations including APC know the virtues of his administration.
“It must be noted that the Governor’s style of governance is that of inclusive politics where partisan politics comes and goes but National interest and patriotism are the uncompromising principles of his administration”.
“The essence of this disclaimer is to put the records straight for the information and right knowledge of the members of the public.”