Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has boasted that if he defects from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress, APC, the party would collapse.
Umahi advised anybody having such thoughts about his defection to put aside such ideas, saying they are “just dreaming”, because he remained one of the strong pillars holding the PDP.
Speaking through the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Senator Emmanuel Onwe, the governor maintained that the media speculations that was planning to pitch his tent with the ruling party was the figment of the imagination of rumour mongers.
Onwe said, “There have been speculations as to whether the Governor of Ebonyi State is moving to the APC or whether he is remaining in PDP, and who is going with him and who is not going with him.
“I want to address this matter hopefully once and for all, for all Nigerians to understand that Governor Umahi is one of the centre pillars of the PDP. And I say that with a very deep conviction from my soul.
“This is a party on whose platform he has been the state Chairman for four years, a party on whose platform he was the deputy governor for four years and now, governor hopefully for eight years.
“And anyone speculating about his commitment or his strength, or his role within the party or any doubt at all about whether he is remaining or decamping, is just dreaming.”
Onwe believed that Umahi’s leadership style was one of the qualities that would lead the PDP out of its current challenges.