The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Sonni Ogbuoji has alleged that Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, is planning to dump the PDP for the APC.
Ogbuoji stated this in Enugu while rejecting the just concluded governorship election in which Umahi was declared the winner.
He said: “The information we have now is that while the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, had acted as a mole in PDP all along, he has started making moves to ditch PDP and cross over to the APC on or before May 29.
We are aware that the votes that enthroned Umahi were procured with the connivance of the system, a reason there are gloomy faces all over the state after the announcement of the claimed victory.”
Ogbuoji who is representing Ebonyi South in the National Assembly however said that Umahi will not be accepted in the APC because of his antecedents.
Blaming the party’s failure in the election on the internal wrangling among the members, the senator said: “What rather happened as all party insiders know is that the APC in Ebonyi worked so much against itself. By this allusion, I don’t indict all the members or leadership, I am actually taking about the moles among us that double dealt and made things impossible for us while they cloaked like part of us.”
Ogbuoji commended those party members who worked assiduously for the party.
He said: “With this, I also commend and doff my hat for those committed members and leaders of our party, APC that worked assiduously to ensure we made it big and good.
“I want to assure you that even with the gang-up, I and the party gave a good account of the outing and made the ruling party understand that Ebonyi people can’t be taken for a ride.
I therefore call for consolidation and stronger bond in the party, and that none – including the candidates should despair in the face of the development of this rape of democracy.
“Consolidating a new system takes tenacity and resolute steady effort to achieve and our great party should not relent in giving our dear state the opposition and checks we need in order to stop gangster politicians riding roughshod over our future.
“I am aware also of those among us that desired the change we targeted to bring, seemingly worked for it but in the actual sense worked in contrary direction and deliberately frustrated the change they claimed to belong to.”