The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, told the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Tuesday that he was leaving the PDP
He said he would join the ruling All Progressives Congress which he claimed would protect the interest of the South-East in the 2023 elections.
The members of the PDP NWC, who were led to the meeting by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, tried in vain to convince the governor not to abandon the party.
Apart from Secondus, among those that were at the meeting at the Ebonyi Governor’s Lodge in Abuja were Deputy National Secretary, Agbo Emmanuel; National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobondu; Financial Secretary, Abdullahi Maibasira; National Women Leader, Mariya Waziri and Senator Sulieman Nazif.
Gov umahi who said he was convinced the party has no 2023 agenda for the South East, however promised to stay in the PDP if the party could make a pronouncement that it would zone the Presidency to the south east zone.