By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – According to President Muhammadu Buhari’s special adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, was a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at heart, while in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The president’s media aide made this known via an article on Friday titled, ‘Dave Umahi’s Heart of Lion’, in which he declared that,
“Umahi had been a PDP man, possibly all of his political career. He was a deputy governor to Martin Elechi for eight years, succeeded him as governor, and is now in his second term.
“Umahi had always loved and respected President Muhammadu Buhari, and never hid it, though they were of different political parties. And the President reciprocated in like manner. In fact, the first State the President ever visited in the country and passed the night was Ebonyi. Umahi was PDP in the exterior, but APC at heart,” he said.
Adesina eulogized Umahi for having the will to defect from the PDP to the APC, saying he had done what Napoleon couldn’t do by officially moving from the PDP to APC, describing him as a man with the heart of a lion. Governor Umahi had earlier in November defected from the PDP to the APC, following weeks of speculation that he was moving to the ruling party