CHAIRMAN, Ebonyi Lawmakers of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the National Assembly, Sen. Sam Egwu, has said members of the caucus will not decamp to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Egwu made the clarification in Abuja on Wednesday following the decamping of the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi from the PDP to the APC.
“For the sake of clarity, we wish to state that not a single member of the Ebonyi State PDP caucus of the National Assembly is leaving to the APC.
“The three Distinguished Senators and five House of Representatives members remain proud card-carrying members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the platform under which we contested and won elections in 2019,” he said.
He decried the movement of Umahi to the APC, saying, “indeed, if there is any Ebonyi person who should remain eternally grateful to the PDP, that individual ought to be the Governor, David Umahi.
“A man who was appointed the Ebonyi State Chairman of the PDP, made deputy governor of a PDP administration and was elected for two terms under the banner of the PDP.
“As Governor, his two younger brothers were elected to principal offices of the PDP, one,Mr. Austine Umahi, as the National Vice Chairman South East and another Mr. Maxwell Umahi as the Deputy State Chairman of the PDP.”
“We wish to thank teeming members and supporters in our various constituencies who have remained undaunted and committed to their membership of the PDP. Present at the news conference was Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP Abia) who is Senate’s minority leader.”
Other lawmakers from Ebonyi are: Sen. Obinna Ogba, Sen. Mike Nnachi, Rep. Sylvester Ogbaga, Rep. Igariwey Enwo, Rep. Chukwuma Nwazunku, Rep. Edwin Anayo, and Rep. Livinus Makwe