Ebonyi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed reports that Governor David Umahi, is plotting a move to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Politicsnigeria had reported that the governor had told some media organizations that he belongs to both parties.
Reacting via a statement issued in Abakaliki on Monday, the Chairman of PDP in Ebonyi State, Mr. Onyekachi Nwebonyi, who described the story as mischievous and self-serving, dismissed the claim, saying Umahi is still a bonafide member of the party.
While noting that the governor does not involve himself in anti-party activities, he said the story is a blatant falsehood aimed at tarnishing the image of the governor and as well derailing him from his focus.
Nwebonyi further said Umahi remained focused on developing Ebonyi State and completing the numerous gigantic projects the government is handling.
“It is mischievous to twist comments made by the leader to curry favour and deceive the general public.
“The governor has severally admonished politicians to be 100 percent dedicated to whichever political party they belonged to. He had said that if he is in APC, he would be 100 percent there and not playing double standard or jumping here and there every time.
“There is, however no way he could turn back to say that he is in APC when he advises PDP members not to romance with the APC. He has severally threatened severe consequences for those who are caught in anti-party activities.
“Such a person cannot turn overnight to do that what he cautions others against,” he added.