It is no longer news that the Governor of Ebonyi State, Umahi David, had defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. I wish him well. For me it did not come as a surprise.
It is however shameful to hear him talk. A friend of mine described him recently as a political toddler despite once occupying the position of PDP State Chairman, Deputy Governor for eight years and second term Governor.
Governor Umahi angered the ‘gods’ by saying that the PDP has not done anything for the South East. Mr Governor, with due respect, you lied!
Under the PDP the South-East has produced five Senate Presidents (Senators Evans Enwerem, Chuba Okadigbo, Anyim Pius Anyim, Adolphus Wabara and Kenechukwu Nnamani); one Deputy President of the Senate (Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who held the position for 12 years); Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives (Hon. Emeka Ihedioha) and National Party Chairmen (Chief Vincent Ogbulafor and Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo).
Under the PDP, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika was Chief of Army Staff. Under the PDP, Dr. Charles Soludo was CBN Governor. Under the PDP, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the economy. Intact, she was the then defacto President.
Under the PDP, Prof. Maurice Iwu was the National INEC Chairman. Under the PDP, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim was Secretary to the Government of Federation, SGF.
Under the PDP, Governor Dave Umahi was Acting State chairman, State Chairman, Deputy Governor and now Governor for two terms.
Under the PDP, Governor Dave Umahi’s younger brother, Chief Austin Umahi was National Vice-Chairman, South-East.
Under the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi, the former Governor of Anambra State, was made the PDP Vice Presidential candidate in 2019 General election.
I hereby challenge Governor David Umahi to mention anything that the APC has done for the South East.
I rest my case!
Favour Amako, a youth Pastor, Journalists and Social Critic, writes from Abuja.