Federal lawmakers from Ebonyi State in the two chambers of the NASS, under the aegies of PDP caucus rose stoutly with one voice to condemn the defection from the PDP to the governing APC of Gov. David Umahi, saying he acted on his own, without consultations and support of PDP members in the state at any level.
Caucus leader and former governor of Ebony State Senator Sam Egwu who addressed newsmen on behalf of the three Senators and five Rep members that formed the Ebonyi PDP Caucus stated that no federal lawmaker defected with Umahi, as they all remained proud card carrying members of the PDP.
The caucus according to its leader noted that while it support the fact that it is rightly dividing the turn of the South-East to fly the Presidential flag of any of the major presidential political parties come 2023, it considered the governor’s defection in this light as impolitic, indecent and unwise to give ultimatums and conditionalites in a bid to secure zoning.
The caucus further noted as democrats, members concede to Chief Umahi’s right to join any political of his choice, it however felt that the caucus was aware of the Supreme Court decision that candidates are products of political parties.
Senator Egwu said what that meant in essence was that political office holders are not at liberty to migrate from one polical platform to another, particularly when there is no division in their party.
The Ebonyi PDP NASS caucus then gave kudos to the party top heirachy for dissoivtng the ward, local government, State and zonal structures in Ebonyi State and the announcement of a State caretaker team.
Meanwhile, reports have it that the All Progressives Congress APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee (CECPC) has dissolved the party’s Ebonyi State working committe following refusal of factions to withdraw court cases by the 8th National Executive Committee NEC and submit to internal party resolution mechanism initiated by the CECPC. ##ENDS.